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To the editor: The art collection is at the heart of the Berkshire Museum. It is Pittsfield's history, a legacy to take pride in and celebrate. Let's spotlight it and put it at the core of a revitalized institution — not monetize it! This will … more
PITTSFIELD — "We were astonished when over 20 paintings were sent to New York to be auctioned off. We were grieved when our beloved Berkshire County mementos and cherished local curios were disposed of. We want to make a protest and an appeal … more
PITTSFIELD — In the midst of ongoing concerns about its plan to sell off 40 works of art, the Berkshire Museum has released a public statement reaffirming its commitment to the plan — and its leadership."The Board of Trustees of the … more
Twice in his museum career, Van W. Shields has seen a $60 million solution. The latest, to “reboot” the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, faces turbulence over its central strategy: the sale of 40 works from its collection. The other time Shields pushed a $60 million plan to transform a regional museum, it hit more than rough air. Shields’ dream of creating a new kind of museum in York County, South Carolina, crashed amid allegations of bad management, inadequate fundraising, institutional secrecy, loose spending, and an initial disregard for the archaeological legacy of the Catawba Indian Nation. more
PITTSFIELD — A group who opposes Berkshire Museum's pending auction will hold a demonstration today at Park Square.The group's action begins at 11 a.m. and will feature several speakers, including Carol Diehl, Linda Cleary, Hope Davis and … more
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum's two Norman Rockwell paintings are estimated to fetch as much as the 38 other artworks slated for the auction block at Sotheby's in the coming months. "Shuffleton's Barbershop" and "Blacksmith's Boy — … more
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum has ended its relationship with the Smithsonian Institution as the result of the museum's decision this summer to sell off some of its art as a way to bolster its endowment and fund an extensive renovation. … more
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum has ended its relationship with the Smithsonian Institution as the result of the museum's decision this summer to sell off some of its art as a way to bolster its endowment and fund an extensive renovation. … more
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum wouldn't need to sell some of its most prized works of art to remain operational if it grew its endowment by $4.5 million, according to an expert on nonprofits."I continue to believe that they have overstated … more
PITTSFIELD — Weeks before it voted on a plan to sell 40 works of art, Berkshire Museum leadership signaled its intention to deaccession the works.A letter from museum attorney Mark Gold, sent on behalf of the trustees and dated June 22, … more
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