Lee Rosenbaum – CultureGrrl – In an interview with Al Jazeera English, I analyze why the Berkshire Museum’s attempt to monetize the cream of its collection, if successful, could have a dangerous ripple effect. Nov. 9, 2017
WGBY 57 / Connecting Point with host Carrie Saldo, April 17, 2018
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 / nrm.org
November 7, 2017Norman 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.
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.
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.
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,
October 28, 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
The John Krol Show
A Facebook Live show from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The following videos dealt with the topic of the Berkshire Museum’s plan to deaccession 40 of the most valuable artworks from their collection to pay for the New Vision.
Our interview with Van Shields of the Berkshire Museum on the plan to auction off 40 works of art, including two Norman Rockwell paintings for the museum to reinvent itself. This story has made national news with coverage in the The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, NPR, and in papers across the country via the Associated Press. Posted by Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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. 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.