The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting with Community series will be joined by Maria Mingalone, Director of Interpretation at The Berkshire Museum, as she offers an insider's look at the exhibition, Immortal Present: Art and East Asia. Maria will have a special focus on the museum's approach to interpreting non-western art for the western viewer and discuss more about the curatorial process.
This is a rare opportunity to learn more about the Asian artworks in the museum's holdings, many of which have been viewed infrequently, if at all, in recent decades.
Maria oversees curatorial affairs, education programs for students and teachers, and public programs for families and adults. Over the past 6 years, she curated the major exhibitions "Paper-Works," "Armed and Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal," and "M.C. Escher: Seeing the Unseen."
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.