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
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
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