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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Berkshire Museum’s Controversial Director Goes On Medical Leave For Rest Of This Year

The news of a shift in leadership, which will take place on October 31, comes days after a lawsuit was filed by the sons of Norman Rockwell and other plaintiffs, seeking to halt the museum’s controversial plan to sell off 40 works at Sotheby’s in order to build its endowment, fund renovations, and pursue a “New Vision” […]

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The Barnes Has Been In Center City Philadelphia For Five Years – How Has It Worked Out? Very, Very Well

“In its new [Benjamin Franklin] Parkway location, the Barnes has met or exceeded virtually every revenue, fund-raising, and attendance projection made in 2010 before the move. More than 1.4 million visitors have made their way to the new Barnes, according to foundation officials. … ‘Membership,’ said Thomas Collins, executive director and president, ‘is off the […]

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Art Behind The Scenes: How Paintings Get Framed, Sculptures Get Forged, And Art Gets Moved Around And Installed

“With a sense of craft and care comparable to that of the artists whose work they tend, art-service professionals play a crucial role in making sure artworks get where they need to go, in preserved condition and suited to be seen in the proper light. … ARTnews visited art services in and around New York […]

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Inside The Sprawling, Controversial Museum Of The Bible

It’s the brainchild of the evangelical Christian who owns Hobby Lobby and whose company paid a $3 million fine for intentionally mislabeling smuggled ancient Iraqi artifacts, and it’s opening soon. “Organisers contend that the museum is non-partisan, non-sectarian and educational rather than evangelical, appealing to people of all faiths or no faith. … But that […]

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