Fifty years ago, I sat at the feet of Bouguereau's lamb, cross-legged on the cool floor of the Berkshire Museum, as footsteps echoed around me. I could feel that lamb in my arms, and I could feel the ewe, so earnest and trusting, next to me.
Thanks to the donation and generosity of Zenas Crane (of the neighboring Dalton, MA Crane Paper Co - who made all the paper for US currency) this painting greeted me on my first visit as a child and it has held my imagination ever since.
Garver’s photographs show Norman Rockwell’s painting “Shuffleton’s Barbershop,” which I was tasked with framing nearly a half a century ago.
A final report by the Berkshire Museum to Attorney General Maura Healey on proceeds from its recent art sales was required in the successful 2018 petition to the Supreme Judicial Court that ended state opposition and allowed up to $55 million in sales....
Newly flush Berkshire Museum seeks public help Appeal follows final accounting to AG’s office on art sale proceeds
With investment income now covering one-third of its budget, the Berkshire Museum is back in supporters' mailboxes with an upbeat report — and a different kind of "ask."
The Berkshire Museum agreed to pay its former executive director $92,000 to leave his post last June, a month after the institution sold a dozen of its most valuable works.
With the fall election campaign heating up, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey was in the Berkshires Monday.
The board of trustees of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has announced that two works will be auctioned at Sotheby’s American art auction set to take place in New York on November 16.
We release this statement on the eve of the September 4th Boston Appeals Court hearing on the precedent-setting case regarding the Berkshire Museum’s decision to sell its valuable art collection and disregard its original mission.
Lawyers for the Berkshire Museum aren’t quite done defending its art sales — even as those transactions near completion.