Tuesday July 24, 2012

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’Diversity in Nigerian Art’: The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will exhibit "Power Runs in Many Channels: Diversity in Nigerian Art," now through Oct. 21 in Williamstown.

Today, at 2 p.m., Herbert M. Cole, professor emeritus of the history of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give a free and public gallery talk, "Art for Life’s Sake: Crosscurrents in Nigerian Art." A reception with Nigerian food catered by Baku’s African Restaurant in Amherst will follow.

Information about the event and the museum: (413) 597-2429 or wcma.williams.edu.

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Film in 48 hours: The Berkshire Film and Media Commission and Berkshire Museum will present a weekend-long film-making workshop in Pittsfield for students ages 14 to 18 years old. The course will be guided by industry professionals, allowing students to use state-of-the-art equipment to write, shoot, edit, and score a five-minute film. Films will be based on a series of words chosen at
random.

The session is scheduled for Aug. 10, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a screening of the students’ movies at 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided on Saturday night. Students should bring snacks and lunches all other days.

The cost of the program is $125 per student, $100 for Berkshire Museum members. Registration is required and can be done by calling (413) 443-7171, Ext. 10.

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Screening of ‘Pirates’: On Thursday, in tandem with its exhibition "Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered," the Norman Rockwell Museum will present a screening of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (rated PG-13).

The movie will begin at 5:30 p.m., at the museum, Route 183, Stockbridge. General admission is $5. Information: www.nrm.org or call (413) 298-4100.

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Lego Club: The Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield hosts a weekly Lego Club on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to this free public meeting. Feel free to bring Lego blocks and design ideas.

Information: (413) 229-7004.

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Colonial English talk: On Saturday, Bidwell House Museum will present a talk, "Colonial English: Old Words and New in 18th-century Massachusetts." The presentation begins at 10 a.m., at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Carey McIntosh, professor emeritus of English at Hofstra University and a long-time Tyringham resident, will discuss how the language of the settlers reflects their rural culture and the social changes of the 1700s. The cost is $15 per person, $10 for museum members.

Information: (413) 528-6888 or www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

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