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Community Day 2021

Free admission for Berkshire County residents!

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  • Saturday, July 17, 10am-6pm
  • Free for Berkshire County residents
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A celebration of community and the museum’s mission – instilled by our founding director Joe Thompson – to champion artists and art-making in all forms. Featuring the opening of Wes Bruce’s travelling art-making mobile, The Drifting Studio, pop-up music performances, CARE SYLLABUS programming, and activities for all ages. Free admission for Berkshire County residents, and for residents of Oklahoma, in honor of Joe.

Berkshire County and Oklahoma residents bring an official ID or a utility bill with your current address and come check out your home-county museum. Advance, timed reservations recommended.


View a map of Community Day event locations here


12–4pm in Courtyard C
Launch of Wes Bruce’s The Drifting Studio with pop-up music and art-making
Rain location: Pop-up music in Building 6, floor 2, Event Space; artmaking in Building 10, floor 2, Kidspace
An art studio on wheels with heart, because you can’t have heart without art, The Drifting Studio connects families, and, in particular, those engaged with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), with art, nature, and themselves. Projects range from leaf prints and rock sculptures to building temporary art installations with found natural materials.

CARE SYLLABUS: Who Cares? Community Response Mural Project
Rain location: Building 8, floor 2
CARE SYLLABUS is a justice-oriented public education and community resource featuring original text, visual media, recordings, and virtual live events by activists, artists, and academics. Be sure to contribute to the community response mural project and share your response to the prompt “who cares?”

Center for Peace Through Culture: Bring the World Back Together Again Art Project
Rain location: Building 11, floor 2, Hunter Hallway Mezzanine
Work with staff from the Center for Peace Through Culture to create art that responds to the prompt “bring the world back together again.” The Center for Peace Through Culture (Housatonic, MA) offers experiential programs that promote peaceful communities and cultivate the integration of mind, body, and spirit.

8pm in Joe’s Field
Jeff Tweedy benefit concert with special guest Nels Cline
All proceeds directly support the museum’s mission to champion artists and art-making in all forms.
Tickets are available here or in person at the box office in the lobby.

All Day
Check out Wendy Red Star’s Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird and make a cellophane self-portrait
Building 10, floor 2, Kidspace

Check out our new community engagement space and experience Shaun Leonardo’s You walk…
Building 11, floor 2, Hunter Hallway Mezzanine

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Installation view of Spencer Finch’s Cosmic Latte (MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA)