The artwork headed for the auction block was “not essential to the museum’s refreshed mission,” according to a statement from the museum.
Frederic Edwin Church Valley of the Santa Ysabel, Oil on canvas, 1875
George Washington, Oil on canvas
Magnolia, Oil on panel, 1863
Shuffleton’s Barbershop, oil on canvas, 1950
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.
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.
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 and applaud Larry Parnass / Investigations Editor for his 2018 Outstanding Journalism award.