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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Mass. Attorney General Moves To Join Lawsuit Against Berkshire Museum

“The Attorney General’s Office filed an emergency motion late Wednesday to bolster – or perhaps salvage – its effort to halt art sales by the Berkshire Museum. The office acted after participating in a two-hour hearing … that appeared to leave that quest on life support, as plaintiffs’ attorneys struggled to convince the judge their […]

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Mass. Attorney General Asks Court To Delay Berkshire Museum’s Art Sale

“Just two days before a scheduled hearing on a suit brought by the three sons of Norman Rockwell …, the attorney general’s office has submitted a legal filing stating that it ‘has significant questions and concerns’ about the museum’s planned sell-off of 40 paintings on November 13 at Sotheby’s in New York. The filing calls […]

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