Museum Groups Condemn LaSalle University’s Plan To Sell Art

“College and university art museums have a long and rich history of collecting, curating, and educating in a financially and ethically responsible manner on par with the world’s most prestigious institutions,” the statement says. “A different governance structure does not exempt a university museum from acting ethically, nor permit them to ignore issues of public […]

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How Berkshire Museum Leaders Got To The Idea Of Selling Art

The story told by the newly released papers, which were made public on Monday, starts in April 2016. That’s when the board of the Berkshire Museum was presented with a detailed report from TDC, a group of museum consultants in Boston. In their “summary of capitalization needs,” TDC concluded that the museum needed about $2 […]

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The Berkshire Museum’s Planned Sale Obliterates Ethical Boundaries, An Art Critic Says

The planned sale has implications far beyond Pittsfield, Mass., which is why the San Francisco Chronicle’s art critic is writing about it. “There is a real sense in which these collections belong to all of us. These institutions exist for the benefit of the public, and they subsist through public support, whether directly with government […]

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An Open Letter Calls On New York To Remove Statues Of Teddy Roosevelt, Columbus, And More

The signatories include art historians like Lucy Lippard and Hal Foster, and artists as well, in the wake of the final meeting of NY’s Mayoral Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers. “These monuments are an affront in a city whose elected officials preach tolerance and equity. … We encourage the Commission to seize this […]

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