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Vision Quest: The Berkshire Museum Will Stop at Nothing to Sell Its Art, Including a Masterpiece by Norman Rockwell

By Andrew Russeth, Artnews, November 20, 2017
Few families have been more important in the history of the Berkshires than the Cranes.
Our nonprofit museums hold a unique position as stewards of our shared cultural heritage, and as such have a special responsibility to ensure public trust. The AAM convening is an opportunity to reaffirm longstanding standards for collections management and care so that museums continue to enjoy the public support they have earned.
Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Mass Cultural Council 2007 — 2020

ABOUT

SAVE THE ART (STA)
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.

MISSION

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.

PRESS

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. In particular, STA applauds Larry Parnass, Investigations Editor, Berkshire Eagle, for his excellent coverage of the Berkshire Museum and achievement of the 2018 Outstanding Journalism award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.