Thousands of people supported this effort at the time. Here are some of their comments. We leave these gofundme and links here because the community was forced to express themselves in these forums because they were never asked about this plan. The community was forced to comment because of a lack of transparency and a lack of access to a public forum about the public trust. The community was not given the opportunity to protect their asset.

List of what we did…



A grassroots citizens group established in 2017 with the intent of stopping the sale of the Berkshire Museum’s treasured art collection in order to find an alternate solution to its continued financial shortfall.


The mission of Save the Art is to advocate for and protect the Public Trust — the art and objects belonging to all of us that document humankind’s creative and social history through time.


We thank the Berkshire Eagle for their extensive investigative coverage, the journalists, op-ed writers and our community for their hundreds of letters of concern and applaud Larry Parnass / Investigations Editor for his 2018 Outstanding Journalism award. See The Berkshire Eagle page located in Press menu.