These were the stories from the time of the Berkshire Museum’s $60 million reinvention plan announcement on July 12, 2017 to the last 2 works of art auctioned at Sotheby’s American art auction in New York on November 16, 2018.



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May 19, 2018
Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection
by Andrew Limbong, Weekend Edition Saturday


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September 25, 2019
Berkshire Museum Board Elects New President To Succeed McGraw
by Josh Landes

April 5, 2019
New Berkshire Museum Executive Director Details His Efforts
by Josh Landes

January 30, 2019
Berkshire Museum Hires New Executive Director
by Josh Landes

November 28, 2018
Berkshire Museum Says Sales Are Over, Turns To Repairs And Director Search
by Josh Landes

November 9, 2018
Berkshire Museum Official Offers Update On New Hiring, Path Forward From Controversy
by Josh Landes

October 2, 2018
MA Attorney General Healey Endorses Harrington, Discusses Berkshire Museum In Pittsfield
by Josh Landes

September 12, 2018
As Sales Continue, Berkshire Museum Eyes Future
by Josh Landes

July 11, 2018
Berkshire Museum Nears One-Year Anniversary Of Controversial Art Sale Plan
by Josh Landes

June 28, 2018
Pittsfield Politician Backs Berkshire Museum Through Leadership Change
by Josh Landes

May 15, 2018
Berkshire Group Brings Museum Sale Protest To NYC
by Josh Landes

April 12, 2018
Rockwell Work Sold To LA Museum
by Josh Landes

April 5, 2018
Court Ruling Confirms Berkshire Museum Can Sell Art
by Josh Landes

February 16, 2018
Rockwell Sons Withdraw From Berkshire Museum Lawsuit
by Josh Landes

February 7, 2018
Berkshire Museum, AG Seek Resolution Over Art Sale
by Josh Landes

February 5, 2018
Berkshire Museum, AG To Solve Art Sale Debacle Together
by Jim Levulis

January 4, 2018
AG Expects Berkshire Museum Inquiry To Be Finished On Time
by JD Allen

November 11, 2017
Berkshire Museum’s Art Sale On Pause – For Now
by JD Allen (contains audio)

November 10, 2017
Mass. AG Appeals Judge’s Ruling On Berkshire Museum Art Sale
by Jim Levulis

November 7, 2017
Judge Denies Injunction To Halt Berkshire Museum’s Art Sale
by JD Allen (contains audio)

November 2, 2017
AG Files Emergency Motion To Halt Berkshire Museum’s Art Sales
by JD Allen (contains audio)

November 1, 2017
Divisive Berkshire Museum Art Sale Lands In Court
by JD Allen (contains audio)

October 30, 2017
AG Sides With Rockwells, Calls On Berkshire Museum To Halt Art Sale
by JD Allen

October 26, 2017
Second Lawsuit Is Filed To Stop Berkshire Museum Art Sale
by JD Allen (contains audio)

October 20, 2017
Rockwell Family Seeks Temporary Restraining Order To Halt Berkshire Museum’s Planned Art Auction
JD Allen

August 30, 2017
Massachusetts AG’s Office Is Reviewing Berkshire Museum Plan

August 28, 2017
Berkshire Museum Board President Turns Down $1M Donation Hinged On Pausing Sale Of Art

August 14, 2017
Norman Rockwell Director Defends Berkshire Museum Trustees, Not Their Plan

August 12, 2017
Art At Auction Brings Protestors Outside Berkshire Museum
by JD Allen

August 5, 2017
Norman Rockwell Family Frowns At His Art At Auction
by JD Allen

July 31, 2017
Berkshire Museum’s Art At Auction Happening Too Soon, Arts Community Says 
by JD Allen

July 27, 2017
Berkshire Museum Director Defends Sale Of Art For Expansion, Endowment
by JD Allen

July 26, 2017
Selling Art To Fund Overhaul Snares Berkshire Museum In Controversy
by JD Allen

July 25, 2017
20 More Artists, Educators Call On Berkshire Museum To Stop Sale Of Collection
by JD Allen (contains audio)

July 21 , 2017
Norman Rockwell, Berkshire Museums Disagree On Selling Painter’s Works
by JD Allen

July 13, 2017
Berkshire Museum Launches $60M Reinvention Plan
by JD Allen


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December 9, 2019
Report To Mass. AG Tallies Up Berkshire Museum Art Sale
by Adam Frenier

November 27, 2018
Berkshire Museum Ends Art Sale After Reaching Fundraising Goal
AP

June 28, 2018
Berkshire Museum Director Exits After Year Of Controversy
by Sam Hudzik

May 17, 2018
Rockwell Painting At Center Of Controversial Berkshire Museum Art Sale To Stay In Mass. Until At Least 2020
by Maria Garcia

April 5, 2018
Mass. High Court Says Berkshire Museum’s Contentious Art Sale Could Go Forward
by Alanna Durkin Richer, AP

March 20, 2018
Fate Of Berkshire Museum Artwork Rests With State’s High Court
Maria Garcia

February 13, 2018
Commentary / Stop Measuring The Arts In Merely Financial Terms, Says MassArt President
by David Nelson, TheARTery

February 9, 2018
Berkshire Museum Says It’s Made A Deal With AG To Allow Art Sale
by Sam Hudzik

November 16, 2017
With Berkshire Museum Auction On Hold, Art Value May Have Already Dropped
by Adam Frenier

November 10, 2017
Appeals Court Delays Berkshire Museum Art Auction
by Sam Hudzik

November 8, 2017
Time Ticking For A Berkshire Museum Appeal
by Adam Frenier

November 7, 2017
Berkshire Museum Is Cleared By Judge To Sell Artwork At Auction
by Adam Frenier

November 1, 2017
Judge Considering Halt To Berkshire Museum Auction
by Adam Frenier

October 27, 2017
As Art Auction Fight Moves To Court, Berkshire Museum Digs In To Fund Its ‘New Vision’
by Adam Frenier (contains audio)

October 26, 2017
2nd Lawsuit Filed Seeking To Block Berkshire Museum Art Auction
by Adam Frenier

October 23, 2017
Norman Rockwell’s Sons Seek To Halt Berkshire Museum Sale Of Artwork
by WBUR News & Wire Services

October 20, 2017
Norman Rockwell’s Sons Seek To Halt Berkshire Museum Sale Of Artwork

October 31, 2017
As Art Auction Fight Moves To Court, Berkshire Museum Digs In To Fund Its ‘New Vision’by Adam Frenier


October 13, 2017 / COMMENTARY
Peabody Essex Museum Directors Challenge Berkshire Museum Not To Destroy The Public’s Trust
by Dan L. Monroe and Robert N. Shapiro

September 21. 2017
Mass. Cultural Council Condemns Berkshire Museum’s Planned Art Sale
by Andrea Shea

September 20, 2017
Mass. Cultural Council Condemns Berkshire Museum’s Planned Art Sale
by Andrea Shea


July 30, 2017
Museum’s Plan To Sell 40 Works Has Art World Up In Arms

October 31, 2017
Berkshire Museum Art Sale Goes To Court
by Adam Frenier

July 30, 2017
Museum’s Plan To Sell 40 Works Has Art World Up In Arms
By Laurel Wamsley, WGBH 89.7
A museum in Western Massachusettts has found itself as the focus of a recurrent discussion in the art world: Is it ever okay for a museum to sell some of its works for financial reasons?


Television

November 11, 2017
Dozens protest art sale, celebrate temporary halt
CBS 6 News WRGB Albany

November 10, 2017
Protest scheduled against sale of 40 pieces of art at Berkshire Museum

CBS 6 News WRGB Albany

November 8, 2017
Berkshire Museum moving forward with art auction
by Joe Gullo, News 10 ABC

November 7, 2017
The Story Behind Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop”
CBS News – Stephanie Plunkett, chief curator at the Norman Rockwell Museum, discusses the artist’s iconic painting “Shuffleton Barbershop.” The masterpiece, which was donated by Rockwell to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is at the center of a controversy and major legal battle with the Rockwell family after the museum decided to put it up for auction to raise money.

October 31, 2017
Mass. AG asks court to stop Berkshire Museum’s plan to sell art
News 10 Albany

October 23, 2017
Norman Rockwell Sons Among Those Filing Lawsuit Against Berkshire Museum
by Carrie Saldo, WGBH 89.7
The three sons of the late artist Norman Rockwell are among those asking a judge to stop the auctioning off of 40 artworks owned by Berkshire Museum including two by the famed American painter.

August 12, 2017
Pittsfield protesters rally in support of art
News Channel 13 WNYT, Albany, New York

August 12, 2017
Protest against art sale held in Pittsfield
6 NEWS WRGB ALBANY

August 9, 2017
Should museums be able to sell their art? This museum says its future depends on it
by Dayana Morales Gomez ~ PBS NEWS HOUR

September 21, 2017
Mass. Cultural Council Against Sale Of Art By Berkshire Museum
by Henry Santoro, WGBH 89.7

July 30, 2017
Museum’s Plan To Sell 40 Works Has Art World Up In Arms
By Laurel Wamsley, WGBH 89.7
A museum in Western Massachusettts has found itself as the focus of a recurrent discussion in the art world: Is it ever okay for a museum to sell some of its works for financial reasons?

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.