Save the Art to receive a “Champion of Artists” award from the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition (MALC) at the State House in Boston on November 14, 2018

Press Release – Save the Art
November 14, 2018

On November 14, Save the Art–Save the Museum (STA) will receive a “Champion of Artists” award from the Massachusetts Artists Leader’s Coalition (MALC) in recognition of its efforts to stop the sale of the Berkshire Museum’s treasured art collection and increase awareness of the critical issue of protection of the Public Trust.

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Save the Art to Host July 14th Rally Calling on Museum to Halt Further Sales of Art, Increase Transparency

Press Release – Save the Art
July 14, 2018

Save the Art – Save the Museum invites the public to a July 14th rally in front of the Berkshire Museum at 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The protest rally will call on the museum to halt further sales of its art, and to be more open and transparent in its planning for the future.

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Save the Art to Hold Protest at Sotheby’s NYC Headquarters on Wed, May 23rd from 9 to 10am

Press Release – Save the Art
May 21, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (May 21, 2018) – The Berkshire-based citizens’ group Save the Art – Save the Museum will stage a protest outside Sotheby’s auction house at 1334 York Avenue in New York City, Wednesday, May 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. The group opposes the Berkshire Museum’s unethical deaccession of 40 artworks donated to the community and entrusted to the museum, now on the block at Sotheby’s. Save the Art will be calling attention to the impact this precedent will have on collections of art and artifacts in the public trust held by museums, libraries, and historical societies beyond Massachusetts.

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Save the Art and the judgement of Justice Lowy and the Supreme Judicial Court

Press Release – Save the Art
April 5, 2018

Save the Art – Save the Museum continues to oppose the sale and the unrestricted use of the resulting funds. We deeply regret the the judge’s decision to disregard the public trust and the importance of future consequences from this sale on public collections. As a group, we will make a more detailed statement after meeting in person to consider the loss to our community, the impact from the results of this decision and future actions.

Save the Art Continues to Seek Transparency from the Berkshire Museum and Attorney General

Press Release – Save the Art
March 27, 2018

Save the Art – Save the Museum has helped to achieve a major goal of saving the Berkshire Museum’s 40 most valuable artworks from immediate auction. We re-dedicate ourselves now that the issue is before the courts, and will continue our efforts to SAVE THE ART and SAVE THE MUSEUM for ours and future generations.

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Save the Art – Save the Museum Group Continues Efforts to Save the Art at the Berkshire Museum

Press Release – Save the Art
February 28, 2018

The citizens’ group Save the Art – Save the Museum (STA) announced today that its efforts to save the art at the Berkshire Museum are not over.

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Save the Art group to Hold Informational Rally Friday, Dec. 15 at American Alliance of Museums Conference in Cambridge, MA. The meeting of museum professionals will address intervention strategies to prevent deaccessioning of public collections.

Press Release – Save the Art
December 13, 2017

The Berkshire-based citizens group Save the Art – Save the Museum will stage a rally outside Harvard University Friday, Dec. 15 in connection with a national meeting of museum professionals organized by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and hosted by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Save the Art – Save the Museum has garnered international coverage as a grass roots collective opposing the sale of 40 artworks by the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

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Save the Art – Save the Museum Group to Hold “Eleventh Hour” Protests at Berkshire Museum and Sotheby’s, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

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November 10, 2017

As the date rapidly approaches for the controversial sale of art from the Berkshire Museum, the grassroots citizens’ group Save the Art – Save the Museum will hold an emergency “eleventh-hour” rally to oppose the auction of 40 artworks, including two iconic Norman Rockwell paintings. The rally will be held in front of the Berkshire Museum on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Save the Art – Save the Museum Group Publishes Open Letter to Berkshire Museum’s Board of Trustees. Demonstration at the Museum planned for Saturday October, 28, 2017 from 11am to 1pm

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October 25, 2017

In an impassioned plea to the Berkshire Museum’s board of trustees, today the Save the Art – Save the Museum citizen’s group published a full-page open letter in The Berkshire Eagle calling for a stop to the impending auction of the Museum’s art treasures, including two Norman Rockwell paintings.

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