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Poetry of the Moon and Stars

December 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A full moon rises over the trees. Creative Commons courtesy photo
Photo by Rachel Kramer

Berkshire Museum invites adults and teens to experience poetry inspired by the night sky in the celestial glow of the Berkshire Museum’s newest acquisition, the Museum of the Moon, on view in the Ellen Crane Memorial Room. You can listen to work by classic poets alongside new work by local writers, all evoking the moon, stars, and other celestial bodies.

All galleries are open until 7:30, and the museum recommends saving space ahead. Poets and readers wanted — you are welcome to read their own work or a piece by a chosen poet.

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Museum of the Moon is an installation of lunar views and glowing moonlight by UK artist Luke Jerram and an ethereal soundscape by award-winning composer Dan Jones, bringing together science, starlight and celebratory seasonal fun.

Museum of the Moon is an exact replica of Earth’s moon, a gently glowing orb suspended in midair. Jerram created the installation using NASA imagery of the lunar surface, hoping to inspire those who experience it to contemplate the many ways the moon connects humankind across time and culture.

The museum will hold eventsaround the exhibit, from family-friendly magic shows and activities to Paint & Sip, choral music, morning classes from Radiance Yoga, poetry, or a screening of a new documentary about NASA astronauts, The Wonderful, followed by discussion with astronaut Cady Coleman and Josh Simpson, a deep space and cosmos-inspired glass artist.

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Event Details

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Date:
December 10, 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Event Location

Berkshire Museum
39 South St.
Pittsfield, MA
413-443-7171

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