SAVE THE ART is a grassroots citizens group established in 2017 with the intent of stopping the sale of the Berkshire Museum’s treasured art collection to find an alternate solution to its continued financial shortfall.
While centered in the Pittsfield community, STA’s reach extends to the larger Berkshires region and beyond, with followers across the nation and the globe.
Many of STA’s core members and most ardent supporters currently live or have roots in Pittsfield and the surrounding Berkshire communities. Their connections to the Museum’s art collection often dated to childhood, and its sale continues to represent a painful loss.
In 2021, SAVE THE ART has 30+ core members, and a Facebook following of nearly 1,500 concerned citizens.
Our members represent a range of professional fields within the arts, including artists, designers, museum directors, curators, gallery owners, fine art appraisers, writers/editors, art critics, and poets. Members within the business, legal, consulting and social service professions include attorneys, educators, psychotherapists, marketing and corporate development executives, heritage tourism experts, and retail business owners.
“I have worked with this collection and was in charge of its care for close to 10 years, it belongs at the Berkshire Museum. It is meant to inspire future generations of kids from the area that may be otherwise intimidated by or unable to access another museum. This art belongs to them.”