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Rob Shuffleton, the grandson of the barber whose shop is pictured in Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting, views the painting for the first time at Norman Rockwell Museum. “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” is on view as part of the exhibition “Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, and Rockwell,” on view through October 28, 2018 at Norman Rockwell Museum. October 7, 2018 /
Art Advisor Daniel Farrell on the Berkshire Museum Art Auction | Connecting Point | WGBH | May 29, 2018. The Berkshire Museum Art Auction kicked off this month with thirteen items from the Pittsfield museum’s collection up for bid. Sale proceeds from these items have fallen well short of the Museum’s $55 million-dollar goal, but the museum could be closer to raising that amount than the public knows. Art advisor and appraiser Daniel Farrell, the originator and Consulting Producer of the beloved PBS television series Antiques Roadshow, joined Carrie Saldo to discuss the auction and more.
WGBY 57 / Connecting Point with host Carrie Saldo, April 17, 2018
The John Krol Show
Larry Parnass updates us on #museumgate

The John Krol Show (Facebook page)Berkshire Museum UPDATE
January 2018

A judge has halted the controversial sale of two paintings by the American artist, Norman Rockwell. At the heart of the matter is whether a museum has the right to sell off works that were donated to it for safekeeping for generations to come. The museum says it needs the expected $50 million windfall to pay for renovations. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey explains. November 14, 2017
CultureGrrl, Lee Rosenbaum talks Berkshire Museum Deaccession Debacle, November 14, 2017
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. CBS Evening News, November 7, 2017
Norman Rockwell donated two pieces of artwork to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and with the museum facing tough times, it decided to auction off the pieces. Jim Axelrod reports on November 7, 2017
by William Hosley, November 3, 2017
Dozens gathered outside the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 to protest its plan to sell pieces of art from its collection. MassLive, October 28, 2017
Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees President Elizabeth McGraw, defended the board’s decision to sell art from the museum’s collection as protesters rallied in Pittsfield on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
CultureGrrl, Lee Rosenbaum’s visit to the Berkshire Museum, September 27, 2017
The John Krol Show – August 18, 2017
TJKS – Video Link
A New Vision for the Berkshire Museum, July 11, 2017
The Berkshires: A Tradition of Innovation: Crane & Co. | Places of Invention, June 11, 2015
Arts Matter: Van Shields/Executive Director Berkshire Museum, September 8, 2014
Berkshire Award, Celebrating those who have saved the quality of life in the Berkshires, September 4, 2014