Norman Rockwell’s Sons File Motion To Block Berkshire Museum’s Sale Of Their Dad’s Work

The plaintiffs in the case include Thomas, Jaris and Peter Rockwell, the sons of Norman Rockwell, who object to the sale of two of their father’s works, Shuffleton’s Barber Shop (1950) and Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop (1940), which the artist gave to the museum. Both paintings are due to be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York American […]

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‘Gone With The Wind’ Is No Longer Going To Be An Annual Tradition At This Memphis Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre screened the film on August 11, the same day of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville – and commenters weren’t shy about connecting the two. The president of the Orpheum Theatre Group says the decision was made before Charlottesville, but: “As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves,’ the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.”

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The Berkshire Museum Defends Its Planned But Controversial Art Sale

Facing massive blowback, including from Norman Rockwell’s sons, “Berkshire Museum officials held their ground, citing decades of financial losses that, in recent years, amounted to million-dollar annual budget shortfalls on a yearly budget of $2.4 million. The institution had struggled with deficits for 30 years, they said, and needed to fundamentally reinvent itself — or […]

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