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Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires


February 28, 2014

Contact: Karen Anderson
Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock offers residents and visitors numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—from visual and performing arts to lectures and readings. Events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.

Coming Events

Senior Thesis Recital: “Music for Viola da Gamba,”

Sunday, March 2 and March 9, 3:00 p.m., Kellogg Music Center

Performed by senior Ceilidh Blood assisted by various musicians. 


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: I Sing the Body Electric
Sunday, March 2, 7:00 p.m., Daniel Arts Center Dance Studio

This workshop explores the dialogue between language and movement using literary form as a framework for inspiring movement.


Lecture: Screening and Discussion of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Monday, March 3, 3:30 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: The Weary Heart in a Weary World
Monday, March 3, 7:00 p.m., Blodgett House

This lively reading will feature Ghanaian writer Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe.


Exhibition and Artist’s Talk: Weavings and mixed-media assemblages by fiber artist Wendy A. Rabinowitz
Exhibition opens Tuesday, March 4 and runs through Sunday, April 6. 

Artist’s Talk Saturday, March 8, 4:00 p.m.

Exhibition and artist’s talk will take place in Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center.

Fiber artist Wendy Rabinowitz's exhibit "The Earth is Our Mothers" represents her on-going dedication to bringing forth women's unique stories and her commitment to advocating for the wise stewardship of our sacred Earth. 


Sweet Soil: Film & Discussion
Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m., Lecture Center

Sweet Soil shares the stories of four Berkshire family farms, a natural foods store committed to supporting them, and a community's passion for fresh, local food.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: Corona: A Dark Comedy about Being a Pakistani-American Woman, A Reading & Writing Workshop with Bushra Rehman
Wednesday, March 5, 4:00 p.m., Library

Following a reading and discussion from Rehman’s novel about the on-the-road misadventures of a young Pakistani woman from Corona, Queens, Rehman will lead a workshop on writing from life.


A Senior Thesis Painting Exhibition: zooccoco by phat glitz
Thursday, March 6, 6:00 p.m., Daniel Arts Center

A student thesis project consisting of colorfully rich and bright paintings.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: The Belly Monologues
Thursday, March 6, 7:00 p.m., Alumni Performance Center, Student Union

Workshop focused on the art of purposeful memoir. For women only.


Tournées French Film Festival: La Grotte des Rêves Perdus (Cave of Forgotten Dreams)
Thursday, March 6, 7:00 p.m., Lecture Center



12th Annual International Women's Day Conference
Sunday, March 9, 2:00 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center

Featuring three women of a remarkable Argentinian Jewish family: Raquel Partnoy, poet and visual artist; Alicia Partnoy, writer, human rights activist and professor; and Ruth Irupé Sanabria, poet and teacher. Co-sponsored by Bard College at Simon's Rock, the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and the Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series.


Race Task Force: Immigration in the Berkshires
Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m., Blodgett House

Panel discussion with Marge Cohan, Berkshire Immigration Center, Sue Fish, BCC ELL Community Planner, and Gladis Rave, Volunteers in Medicine.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: ENUF! Performance by the Rites of Passage Empowerment Group
Sunday, March 30, 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theater, Daniel Arts Center

A multi-disciplinary theatrical work based on the true life stories of 12 young women of color from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Inspired by the OBIE Award winning play, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange.

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Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to begin college after the tenth or eleventh grade. Students are taught exclusively in small seminars by a supportive, highly-trained faculty. Degrees are granted in over 40 areas of study. Most graduates proceed to earn graduate and professional degrees at highly selective universities. Simon's Rock was founded in 1966 and joined the Bard College network in 1979. For more information visit