Alan Paul was named the new Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company, Kimberley Bush Tomio was named the Executive Director of the Berkshire Museum, and Nathaniel "Nat" Silver assumed the role of Executive Director and CEO of Hancock Shaker Village.
Ethan Kelpetar will continue as President for one more year. Jeffrey Belair will serve a full two-year term as Vice President, as will Rachel Melendez Mabee as Secretary, and Brian Tremblay as Treasurer.
Kimberley Bush Tomio comes from the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, where she was director of museum services for the past decade. Her hiring was announced on Monday by museum President Ethan Klepetar, on behalf of the board of trustees.
This interactive exhibition explores the long-standing evidence behind how vaccines work and celebrates the number of professionals involved in the vaccination process from research and development to distribution, to administering vaccines.
Mobile Museum Units, or MoMUs, are portable, self-contained units can be displayed inside the museum or delivered to unexpected locations throughout the region to invite community members of all ages to explore new ideas and engage with objects from the museum's collection as part of their daily lives.
The museum will close early at 4 pm on Sunday, Aug. 1, and will remain closed to the public Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2 through 5. The Berkshire Museum reopens Friday, Aug. 6, with an all-new second floor complete with five new exhibitions.
Starting Saturday, vaccinated guests will not be required to wear masks. However, museum staff will continue to wear face coverings and strongly encourage all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to do the same to create the safest possible environment for all patrons; and especially the museum's many visitors under age 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination.