An estimated 35,000-40,000 objects comprise the Berkshire Museum’s permanent collection. "Designed to bring knowledge of the arts, history, and natural science to a rural population, a large portion of the collection was initially purchased by Zenas Crane, who founded the Museum in the early 1900s as a “window on the world” for Berkshire County residents."
The collection spans the art of Ancient Civilizations, Asian art, and American art including notable holdings of Hudson River School artists and Native American art.
The Museum also presents displays of Natural Science, Minerals and an Aquarium.
Thomas Moran's epic painting accompanied by related objects and stories
A Juried Exhibition of Berkshire-Based Artists