Berkshire Museum: Art on the Block
The Berkshire Museum's $60 million plan for its future, largely supported by the sale of well-known works from its permanent collection, has been central to a firestorm that swept the art world and set off a legal war.
Local reaction to the announcement, as well as from the larger arts community, has been varied.
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"We are embarking on a strategic master planning process to determine how best to fulfill our mission and serve the Berkshire community," then board President Bill Hines said in 2015.
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