Culture County

Berkshire County is a destination for world-class art, museums, and cultural attractions at any time of year. The next few months are a perfect time to visit, taking advantage of lower hotel rates and quieter venues. Here are just a few of the upcoming highlights:

MASS MoCA is a must-see any time you visit the Berkshires. The largest contemporary art museum in the country never disappoints, and its sprawling 230,000 square feet of exhibition space are best explored after the crowds have thinned. The annual High Mud Comedy Festival returns to MASS MoCA April 17-18, featuring lots of laughs from well-known comedians and young upstarts.

Great Barrington’s Mahaiwe Theatre is a beautiful and historic venue, offering exceptional programming throughout the year. On March 6th, the Mahaiwe welcomes superstar recording artists, The Gin Blossoms, to play their hits.

The Norman Rockwell Museum is a mainstay in the cultural landscape of The Berkshires, featuring an unparalleled collection of works by the museum’s namesake, as well as rotating exhibits by a wide range of other artists. Browse the galleries, or attend one of the exciting lectures or art workshops to take your experience to the next level.

Jacob’s Pillow is a worldwide mecca for dancers, and their exceptional performances continue throughout the year. On April 25th, The Pillow welcomes New England Dance on Tour for a showcase featuring work by local artists and choreographers.

The Berkshire Museum has always been one of the most kid-friendly destinations in the county, and in 2020 they’re offering FREE admission for all kids up to age 17! The museum’s focus on interactive learning and educational programming make this an excellent destination for anyone with children.

The Colonial Theatre has been meticulously restored, and has become a hub of performance art in Downtown Pittsfield. If you have kids, you won’t want to miss Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., April 24th-26th.

The Clark Art Museum offers weekly gallery talks, musical performances, educational workshops and family-oriented programming throughout the winter. While you’re there, take advantage of Project Snowshoe, a program that provides you with FREE snowshoes to explore the spectacular 140 acre campus.

Berkshire County, a.k.a. Culture County, is a great destination for art and entertainment at any time of year. Come see for yourself!