PRESS

March 16, 2018
Martin Gammon: A New Vision plan: Museum, circa 1937

– by Martin Gammon, Berkshire Eagle

March 15, 2018
Hearing Set on Berkshire Museum Sales in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

– by Andrew Russeth, ARTNEWS

March 15, 2018
SJC sets Tuesday hearing on Berkshire Museum art sale

– Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle

March 14, 2018
Museum ‘compromise’ is a bad deal for Berkshire County
– OPINION, Donald A. MacGillis, Boston Globe

March 12, 2018
What will justice Lowy decide and the room where it happens. One last stop for Berkshire Museum docket SJ-2018-065 at John Adams courthouse #BostonMA supreme court
– Good Morning Gloucester Blog by Catherine

March 6, 2018
Berkshire Museum, AG respond to art sale opponents in SJC filings

– Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle

March 3, 2018
Museum, AG to rebut ‘friend of court’ briefs in art sale case

– Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle

February 27, 2018
‘Special Master’ urged to oversee Berkshire Museum finances, changes

– Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle

February 26, 2018
Members of the Berkshire Museum Ask Supreme Judicial Court to Stop Berkshire Museum’s Deaccession Plan – by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester

February 14, 2018
Berkshire Eagle Podcast | S02 Ep5: Settlement with Attorney General Gives Berkshire Museum Nearly All It Sought

February 13, 2018
Stop Measuring The Arts In Merely Financial Terms, Says MassArt President
– Commentary by David Nelson, WBUR

February 12, 2018
Lynn Villency Cohen: Assessing AG-museum accord
– Lynn Villency Cohen

February 11, 2018
AG’s legal options limited in Berkshire Museum case; art sale opponents regroup
 
– Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle

February 10, 2018
Berkshire Museum Will Gut Its Collection, Berkshire Fine Arts, Charles Giuliano

January 27, 2018
The Berkshire Museum defends its most important asset: its open doors
– Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby

January 24, 2018
Should Museums Be Allowed to Sell Donated Works of Art?,
– Observer, Daniel Grant

January 20, 2018
Selling off paintings to keep admission prices low ignores museums’ mission,
– San Francisco Chronicle, Charles Desmaris

January 17, 2018
Legal Bills: Who’s paying the freight for the Berkshire Museum?,
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

When Berkshire Museum injunction ends, private art sale could follow, attorney cautions 
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

January 11, 2018
Derision for Admission Revision: Parsing the Metropolitan Museum’s New Mandatory Fees
– Culturgrrl, Lee Rosenbaum

January 4, 2018
Attorney General’s report reasserts opposition to Berkshire Museum art sale,
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

January 3, 2018
Attorney General on track to wrap up Berkshire Museum inquiry, 
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 30, 2017
Berkshire Museum art sale timeline, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

Top Stories of 2017: Berkshire Museum’s planned art sale draws national attention
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 27, 2017
Van Shields returns part time to Berkshire Museum after medical leave
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 19, 2017
No lower court resolution in sight for Berkshire Museum litigation
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 15, 2017
Legislation next agenda item for Save the Art group, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 13, 2017
Appeals Court justice extends injunction on Berkshire Museum art sale
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

Secret Documents Reveal How the Berkshire Museum Manipulated Its Board Into Liquidating Its Collection,
– artnet News, Felix Salmon

December 12, 2017
Sotheby’s contract waives withdrawal fee if AG disputes Berkshire Museum art sale
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

Berkshire Museum reached for ‘silver’ solution through arts sales
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 11, 2017
Berkshire Museum releases impounded court documents,
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 9, 2017
Berkshire Museum assails Attorney General’s probe as ‘one-sided’,
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 7, 2017
Attorney General seeks more time for Berkshire Museum art sale probe,
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 4, 2017
Berkshire Museum pushes for speedy appeal, citing ‘precarious condition
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

Connecticut College museum studies students debate Berkshire Museum art sale 
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 2, 2017
No quick result expected in Berkshire Museum litigation,
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

December 1, 2017
Museum’s lawyer asks Eagle to address ‘potential conflicts of interest’,
– Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

VIEW MORE | NOVEMBER 2017

November 30, 2017

Rockwell art values continue rise in recent auctions, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

November 29, 2017
Judge denies Eagle request to release documents in Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

November 27, 2017
The Eagle asks Appeals Court to unseal documents in Berkshire Museum litigation, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

November 21, 2017
There’s More at Stake in the Berkshire Museum Sale Than 40 Artworks, Artsy, Nicholas M. O’Donnell
Berkshire Museum loses bid to keep art auction case in Pittsfield court, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Lawmakers must revisit stance on museum, Berkshire Eagle, Letter: Roberta Russell 

November 20, 2017
3 Lenox residents appeal local judge’s ruling in Berkshire Museum art sale, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Vision Quest: The Berkshire Museum Will Stop at Nothing to Sell Its Art, Including a Masterpiece by Norman Rockwell
, Artnews, Andrew Russeth

November 11, 2017
Dispute over Berkshire Museum art sale moves to next stage, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Dozens protest art sale, celebrate temporary halt,  CBS 6 News WRGB Albany
Appeals court justice stops art sale, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
At the request of Atty. Gen. Maura Healey appeals court blocks Berkshire Museum art sale, The Berkshire Edge
Berkshire Museum’s Art Sale On Pause – For Now, WAMC, JD Allen
Appeals judge halts museum’s planned sale of Rockwell art, boston.com

November 10, 2017
Pittsfield: Save the Art staging protests
Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art, The New York Times, Colin Moyniham
Massachusetts Appeals Court Pauses Berkshire Museum Sale [Updated], ArtNews, Andrew Russeth
Massachusetts Appeals Court grants injunction to block Berkshire Museum sale, The Art Newspaper, James H. Miller and Helen Stoilas 
Appeals Court Delays Berkshire Museum Art Auction, NEPR, Sam Hudzik
Mass. AG Appeals Judge’s Ruling On Berkshire Museum Art Sale, WAMC, Jim Levulus
Protest scheduled against sale of 40 pieces of art at Berkshire Museum,  CBS 6 News WRGB Albany, Steve Maugeri

November 9, 2017
Highlights of AG’s argument to block Berkshire Museum art sale, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Last-Minute Appeal Tries to Halt Berkshire Museum Art Auction [UPDATED], Hyperallergic, Benjamin Sutton

November 8, 2017
Judge allows Berkshire Museum to sell Rockwell art, CBS 6 News WRGB Albany
Berkshire Museum moving forward with art auction, News 10 ABC
Berkshire Museum art sale opponents pin hopes on Attorney General, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Court rules that Berkshire Museum art sale can proceed, Apollo Magazine
Time Ticking For A Berkshire Museum Appeal, NEPR, Adam Frenier

November 7, 2017
Story behind Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop, CBS News
Berkshire Museum cleared to sell artworks at NYC auction, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Judge Green-Lights Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Most Valuable Works in Collection, Hyperallergic, Benjamin Sutton
Judge Denies Motion to Halt Berkshire Museum Sale at Sotheby’s, ArtNews, Andrew Russeth
Berkshire Museum Is Cleared By Judge To Sell Artwork At Auction, NEPR, Adam Frenier
Judge Denies Injunction To Halt Berkshire Museum’s Art Sale, WAMC, JD Allen

November 6, 2017
As Art Sale Nears, Massachusetts AG Asserts Herself in Berkshire Museum Fracas, Nonprofit Quarterly, Ruth McCambridge

November 4, 2017
Rockwell paintings draw visitors to Sotheby’s, elicit public displays of affection, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

November 3, 2017
Berkshire Museum Sale interrupted by Massachusetts Attorney General, Blouin Art Info
As Berkshire Museum art sale nears, Attorney General’s Office gains ground – but takes a hit, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
In 2013, ‘Shuffleton’s Barbershop’ inspired Hallmark movie, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

November 2, 2017
The Berserk Battle Over the Berkshire Museum and Its Art Collection, Hyperallergic, Felix Salmon
Parties await ruling in Berkshire Museum art sale motions, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
AG Files Emergency Motion To Halt Berkshire Museum’s Art Sales, , WAMC, JD Allen

November 1, 2017
Attorney General’s Office files emergency motion in Berkshire Museum suit, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Illustrator shapes ‘massacre’ parody of Rockwell’s ‘Shuffleton’s Barbershop’, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
In Contentious Hearing, Lawyers Battle Over Berkshire Museum Sell-Off, Artnews, Andrew Russeth
Judge Considering Halt To Berkshire Museum Auction, NEPR, Adam Frenier

VIEW MORE | OCTOBER 2017

October 31, 2017
10 artful questions: A primer on Berkshire Museum’s legal issues, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
The day Norman Rockwell saw a teen with talent, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Attorney General Healey sides with opponents of Berkshire Museum art sale, Berkshire Edge, Terry Cowgill
Two Become One: Court Will Hear Both Challenges to Berkshire Museum Case on Wednesday, Artnews, Andrew Russeth
Berkshire Museum Art Sale Goes To Court, NEPR, Adam Frenier
Maura Healey calls for delay of Berkshire Museum art sale, Boston Globe, Malcolm Gay
As Art Auction Fight Moves To Court, Berkshire Museum Digs In To Fund Its ‘New Vision’, WBUR, Adam Frenier

October 30, 2017
Attorney General joins call for Berkshire Museum to halt art sale, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
AG Sides With Rockwells, Calls On Berkshire Museum To Halt Art Sale, WAMC, JD Allen
Mass. AG asks court to stop Berkshire Museum’s plan to sell art, News10 ABC, Rachel Yonkunas
Massachusetts Attorney General Calls for a Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Berkshire Museum Sale, artnet news, Eileen Kinsella
Citing ‘Significant Questions and Concerns,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Asks Court to Stop Berkshire Museum Sale for Further Study, Artnews, Andrew Russeth

October 28, 2017
Protesters urge Berkshire Museum to call off auction of Rockwell paintings, other art, MassLive, Shannon Young
Financial concerns expressed should Berkshire Museum art sale be delayed, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
At protest, some in community stand behind Berkshire Museum’s planned art sale, Berkshire Eagle, Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

October 27, 2017
Berkshire Museum art sale dilemma isn’t new to former AG Coakley, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

October 26, 2017
Second lawsuit seeks to halt Berkshire Museum art sale, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

October 24, 2017
Berkshire Museum chief Van Shields on sick leave through 2017, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

October 23, 2017
Norman Rockwell Sons Among Those Filing Lawsuit Against Berkshire Museum, WGBH, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire Museum cuts Nov. 13 Sotheby’s auction list by half, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Group Fighting Berkshire Museum Art Sale Plans Protest, Fundraiser, Artnews, Andrew Russeth

October 22, 2017
Norman Rockwell’s Sons Sue Berkshire Museum, Seeking Halt to Sotheby’s Sale, Artnews, Andrew Russeth

October 21, 2017
Rockwell’s Children Sue Berkshire Museum to Stop Sale of His Works, New York Times, Matt Stevens
Berkshire Museum ‘confident’ in art work sales suit, Albany Times Union

October 20, 2017
Norman Rockwell’s heirs seek to block sale of artwork, The Boston Globe, Malcolm Gay
Rockwell Family Seeks Temporary Restraining Order To Halt Berkshire Museum’s Planned Art Auction, WAMC, JD Allen
Norman Rockwell’s Sons Sue Berkshire Museum, Seeking Halt to Sotheby’s Sale, Artnews, Andrew Russeth
Lawsuit aims to halt Berkshire Museum sale of artwork, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Norman Rockwell’s 3 sons seek to halt sale of his artworks, San Francisco Gate, Mark Pratt
Rockwell Leads American Art at Sotheby’s, Berkshire Museum Holds Back Some Lots, Art Market Monitor, Berserk in the Berkshires: Lawsuit Filed Against Berkshire Museum Sales, CultureGrrl.com, Lee Rosenbaum
Berkshire Museum faces lawsuit by Norman Rockwell’s sons, others, Albany Times Union, Massarah Mikati

October 16, 2017
Aiming to Halt Berkshire Museum Sales, Rockwell Family Meets with Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Artnews , Andrew Russeth
Museum halts financial talk with state cultural council, The Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

October 15, 2017
Berkshire Museum plan spurs New England Museum Association think tank on ‘deaccessioning dilemma’, Berkshire Eagle, Amanda Drane

October 14, 2017
Berkshire Museum: Art auction legal issues draw focus, Berkshire Museum, Larry Parnass
Milestones in Berkshire Museum’s legal history, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass
Rockwells: Berkshire Museum vowed to make gift ‘permanent’, Berkshire Eagle, Larry Parnass

October 13, 2017
Legal Threats Mount for Berkshire Museum as Deaccession Controversy Rages On,  Artnet, Henri Neuendorf

October 4, 2017
The Lost Masterpieces of Norman Rockwell Country, The New Yorker, Felix Salmon
The arrogant, unaccountable, and dishonest Berkshire Museum, Cause & Effect, Felix Salmon
BlogBack: Timothy Cahill, Regional Art Writer, on Berkshire Museum’s Decline (& how it should regroup), Culturgrrl, Lee Rosenbaum

VIEW MORE | SEPTEMBER 2017
VIEW MORE | AUGUST 2017

August 30, 2017
The Berkshire Museum Is ‘Under Review’ for Planned Sale, Massachusetts Attorney General Confirms, artnet News, Eileen Kinsella

August 29, 2017
Berkshire Museum board turns down $1m to pause art sale, The Art Newspaper,  Helen Stoilas  

August 25, 2017
Donors offer Berkshire Museum $1 million to delay, study art sale; board president turns it down, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo

August 23, 2017
Why a Massachusetts museum selling its prized Norman Rockwell painting should worry art museums everywhere, LA Times, Christopher Knight

August 21, 2017
The Berkshire Museum’s financials, Cause&Effect, Felix Salmon

Augsut 18, 2017
Berkshire Bumble: Director’s Letter Reveals Focus Groups Kept in the Dark About Planned Art Sales,  CultureGrrl.com, Lee Rosenbaum

August 17, 2017
Berkshire Museum art auction not discussed in focus groups, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo

August 16, 2017
Financial Crisis of the Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano

August 14, 2017
Artist needles critics of Berkshire Museum plan to sell artworks, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo

August 13, 2017
Facing criticism, Berkshire Museum defends sale plan Auction of valued objects to finance change of mission, Times Union, Steve Barnes
Art auction protest: Painting a picture of ire, Berkshire Eagle, Derek Gentile
Pickets Protest Berkshire Museum Meltdown Orderly Demonstration in Front of Museum, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano
David A Ross Opposes Berkshire Museum Sale: , Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano

August 12, 2017
Protesters to Berkshire Museum: Art is ‘Not For Sale’, Berkshire Eagle, Derek Gentile
Citizens Group Protests Berkshire Museum’s Planned Art Sale, iberkshires.com, Andy McKeever

August 11, 2017
Save the Forsaken 40! Protest March Tomorrow by Opponents of Berkshire Museum’s Art Sales UPDATED, CultureGrrl.com, Lee Rosenbaum

August 10, 2017
Save the Art: Protest of Berkshire Museum art auction on Saturday, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire Museum Auction: Sotheby’s to exhibit 40 pieces before sale, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Protesting Berkshire Museum’s Unethical Sale Pickets Planned for Saturday Morning August 12, Berkshire Fine Arts, Charles Guiliano

August 5, 2017
A friendship framed by art: Planned sale of paintings strains bond between Berkshire Museum and Norman Rockwell’s world, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Rockwell Family Opposes Berkshire Museum Sale Game Changer and Time to Rethink the Reboot, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano

August 4, 2017
Norman Rockwell’s family voice objections to the sale of artwork, Boston Globe
Sons of Norman Rockwell speak out against Berkshire Museum’s planned auction of work, MassLive, Michelle Williams

August 3, 2017
Rockwell sons oppose art sale: Want paintings to remain in public hands, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo

August 2, 2017
Most Berkshire Museum artworks set for auction now at Sotheby’s, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire Museum Ignores Outcry 40 Works to be Sold at Sotheby’s, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano
Museum Associations Opposed to Berkshire Museum Plan to Sell Artworks, Philanthropy News Digest
Berkshire Museum Stonewalls Critics: Hires Costly PR to Spin Its Reboot, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano

VIEW MORE | JULY  2017

July 31, 2017
Berkshire Museum brings in new PR staff amid expansion plan outcry, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Should a Museum Be Allowed to Sell $50 Million of Work to Keep the Lights On?, Artsy.com, Anna Louise Sussman

July 30, 2017
Nightmare at the museum: Art auction triggers ethics dispute, The Seattle Times, Mark Pratt

July 29, 2017
Association of Art Museum Curators decries Berkshire Museum plan to sell art, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
After two weeks, Berkshire Museum plan to sell art has supporters and detractors, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo

July 28, 2017
Berkshire Museum faces staunch opposition to plan to sell 40 pieces, including Norman Rockwell works, MassLive
Berkshire Museum’s planned change, including sale of Rockwells, draws criticism, Times Union, Steve Barnes
Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Blockbuster Works Prompts Backlash—and the 9 Other Biggest News Stories This Week, Artsy.com

July 27, 2017
Reflecting Rockwell: Berkshire Museum paintings depict artist’s local lifestyle, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire Museum to Sell Art to Fund $60M Strategic Plan, massnonprofit.org

July 26, 2017
The Berkshire Museum Schedules a Fire Sale, The Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout

July 25, 2017
Berkshire Museum’s Planned Sale of Art Draws Opposition, New York Times, Colin Moynihan
Berkshire Museum draws fire for plan to sell artwork, including two Norman Rockwells, Boston Globe, Malcolm Gay
National museum associations bristle at Berkshire Museum art sell-off plan, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Locals react to Berkshire Museum art auction list, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire Museum Looks to Raise Tens of Millions in Sale of Calder, Rockwell and Church Paintings, Art Market Monitor, Marion Maneker
Museum Alliance and Directors Group Issue Open Letter Criticizing Berkshire Museum’s Deaccession Plan, Art News, Alex Greenberger
“Deeply Opposed”: Joint Statement by AAMD & AAM Blasts Berkshire Museum’s Planned Art Sales UPDATED TWICE, CultureGrrl.com, Lee Rosenbaum

July 24, 2017
Berkshire Museum courts censure from museums groups with plan to auction 40 works, The Art Newsaper
Berkshire Museum to sell works by Calder, Church and Durrie, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Feigenbaum Foundation Pledges $2.5 Million to Berkshire Museum, Businesswest.com
In letter to Berkshire Museum, artists group asks them to reconsider selling off works, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire Museum Disposables: Bierstadts, Bouguereaus, Calders, Church, Inness, “George Washington”, CultureGrrl.com, Lee Rosenbaum
Berkshire Museum Releases Auction List, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano

July 22, 2017
Artist Stephen Hannock On Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano

July 21, 2017
Art for sale to be ID’d, proceeds to pay for Berkshire Museum improvements, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire Museum Dumps the Fine Arts Selling Two Paintings by Norman Rockwell and 38 Other Works, Berkshire Fine Arts , Charles Guiliano
“Public Trust” Bust: Berkshire Museum to Jettison 40 Works (including 2 artist-donated Rockwells) UPDATED, CultureGrrl.com, Lee Rosenbaum

July 20, 2017
What is a painting worth? Rockwell director cool to Berkshire Museum’s planned art sale, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
See the Norman Rockwell paintings Berkshire Museum is selling to help fund its future, MassLive, Phil Demers

July 19, 2017
Museum to auction off Norman Rockwell paintings to fund future, MassLive, Phil Demers

July 12, 2017
Community input drives ‘reinvention plan’ for The Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo
Two Rockwells headed to auction to fund new vision for The Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Eagle, Carrie Saldo

 
 

 
 

 

OPINION

 

December 31, 2017
Our Opinion: Building a stronger 2018 in Berkshires, Berkshire Eagle

December 12, 2017
Our Opinion: A tail-wagging welcome for the Museum of Dog, Berkshire Eagle

October 31, 2017
Our Opinion: Berkshire Museum, halt the art auction, Berkshire Eagle

August 4, 2017
Norman Rockwell’s Paintings belong in the Berkshires, Boston Globe, Geoffrey Rockwell and Margaret Rockwell

August 2, 2017
Unsolicited Advice for the Berkshire Museum, Cause&Effect, Felix Salmon

July 31, 2017
Our Opinion: Lack of openness is undermining museum’s cause, Berkshire Eagle

July 26, 2017
Berkshire Museum to Dump Norman Rockwells, Gurney Journey, James Gurney

July 18, 2017
Betraying Norman Rockwell,  Cause&Effect, Felix Salmon

July 12, 2017
Our Opinion: Berkshire Museum’s ambitious reboot, Berkshire Eagle

 
 

 
 

 
 

COLUMNS

January 26, 2018
Instead of selling objects, build public trust, Berkshire Eagle, Nina Simon

January 16, 2018
Carole Owens: Finding preservation/growth balance, Berkshire Eagle

January 9, 2018
Lynn Villency Cohen: What’s next for Berkshire Museum?, Berkshire Eagle

December 30, 2017
Clarence Fanto: Making book on Berkshires stories to watch in 2018, Berkshire Eagle

December 25, 2017
Eric Rudd: A compromise proposal to save art, and museum, Berkshire Eagle

December 10, 2017
Ruth Bass: Hurrying or dragging? Happy medium can be the best tempo, Berkshire Eagle

October 31, 2017
Gilles Heno-Coe: Region’s cultural heritage is threatened by art sale
, Berkshire Eagle

October 27, 2017
Barbara Palmer: Thoughts on the Berkshire Museum tragedy,  Berkshire Eagle 

October 22, 2017
Ruth Bass: From houses to objects, Berkshire treasures its treasures, Berkshire Eagle

October 17, 2017
Francis Moriarty: Art, local identity and civics, Berkshire Eagle

October 15, 2017
E.J. Johnson: Faulty reasoning behind museum’s new vision, Berkshire Eagle

VIEW MORE | JULY - SEPTEMBER 2017

September 30, 2017
Linda Kaye-Moses: Still time for museum to avert a tragedy, Berkshire Eagle

September 29, 2017
Timothy Cahill: An ‘alternate vision’ for Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Eagle

September 16, 2017
Lynn Villency Cohen: Museum ethically upends deaccessioning process Berkshire Eagle

August 27, 2017
Ruth Bass: Transparency provides the vitamin for building mutual trust, Berkshire Eagle

August 18, 2017
Elizabeth McGraw: Museum’s tough decision assures survival, growth, Berkshire Eagle

August 11, 2017
Chartock: Time for Berkshire Museum to revisit a bad call, Berkshire Eagle

August 3, 2017
Rinaldo Del Gallo, III: Museum’s judgment is bottom line, Berkshire Eagle

August 1, 2017
Catherine B. Deely: Museum bravely confronts reality, Berkshire Eagle

July 31, 2017
Timothy Cahill: Right the ship, boot the reboot, soldier on, Berkshire Eagle

July 30, 2017
Ruth Bass: No way Norman Rockwell envisioned his gifts being auctioned, Berkshire Eagle
Mark Richard Leach: Museum is poised to violate public trust, Berkshire Eagle
Douglas Crane: What would Zenas say?, Berkshire Eagle

July 29, 2017
A small museum can bite the bullet. Why can’t Washington?, Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby 

July 28, 2017
Joseph Thompson: A case for the Berkshire Museum’s decision to sell art, Berkshire Eagle

July 27, 2017
Derek Gentile: Berkshire Museum decision to sell art was not reached lightly, Berkshire Eagle

July 24, 2017
Eric Rudd: Berkshire Museum art sell-off no solution, Berkshire Eagle

July 21, 2017
Leanne Hayden: An argument against the Berkshire Museum’s planned sell-off, Berkshire Eagle

July 20, 2017
Laurie Norton Moffatt: Inviting a pause on sales of art, Berkshire Eagle


 

RADIO & TELEVISION

 
 
 
 

August 30, 2017
Massachusetts AG’s Office Is Reviewing Berkshire Museum Plan, WAMC

August 28, 2017
Berkshire Museum Board President Turns Down $1M Donation Hinged On Pausing Sale Of Art, WAMC, JD Allen

August 14, 2017
Norman Rockwell Director Defends Berkshire Museum Trustees, Not Their Plan, WAMC, JD Allen

August 12, 2017
Art At Auction Brings Protestors Outside Berkshire Museum, WAMC, JD Allen
Pittsfield protesters rally in support of art, WNYT, Albany, NY
Facing criticism, Berkshire Museum defends sale plan Auction of valued objects to finance change of mission, WRGB, Albany, NY

August 9, 2017
Should museums be able to sell their art? This museum says its future depends on it, PBS NewsHour, Dayana Morales Gomez 

August 5, 2017
Norman Rockwell Family Frowns At His Art At Auction, WAMC, JD Allen

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The bulk of the following Letters to the Editor are to be found in the Berkshire Eagle unless otherwise noted

March 19, 2018
Crane should continue to live on in museum 

March 13, 2018
Crane gifts to museum would be painful loss 

March 10, 2018
Museum’s ‘New Vision’ not what youth need

March 8, 2018
Why are trustees insistent on shufflin
off Rockwells?
 

March 5, 2018
Community must demand end to museum art sale 

February 28, 2018
Sale would devastate potential cultural corridor

February 16, 2018
I Publius: ‘Compromise’ on art dispute fails the smell test

January 6, 2018
Letter: Barnum would be proud of museum’s strategy

January 1, 2018
Letter: Museum should market, not sell its valuable art

December 28, 2017
Letter: Museum is priority, not the pictures

December 18, 2017
Letter: A prescription for the Berkshire Museum

December 12, 2017
Letter: Museum must back up claim of dire finances

December 11, 2017
Letter: Protect our common property at museum
Letter: How to succeed at a regional museum

December 8, 2017
Letter: Museum should have transparent discussion
Letter: Selling art is a betrayal
Letter: Museum might need an independent monitor
Letter: Don’t tear heart out of Berkshire Museum
Letter: Museum’s purpose was never about artwork

December 7, 2017
Letter: Museum board should accept Hinds’ overture
Letter: Eagle is right to pursue facts on museum plan

December 6, 2017
Letter: Berkshire Museum still won’t provide transparency

December 5, 2017
Letter: Eagle conflict of interest on Berkshire Museum

November 27, 2017
Letter: All parties must unite for museum end game, Philip Deely, Stockbridge

November 9, 2017
Letter: Loss of great art makes museum poor, not rich
Letter: Museum should give art to local institutions

November 8, 2017
Letter: Museum is throwing art under the bus

November 6, 2017
Letter: Save museum artwork for future generations

November 5, 2017
Letter: Sale of art heritage sets bad precedent
Letter: No rivaling Smithsonian

November 1, 2017
Letter: Museum‘s proud history extends into present
Letter: ‘Bold step forward’ has got it backwards
Letter: Youthful museum visitors shouldn’t be sold short
Letter: Critics of art sale are undermining museum

VIEW MORE | AUGUST  2017

August 30, 2017
Letter: Museum chooses future, owes nothing to past

August 29, 2017
Letter: Museum losing baby, keeping bathwater

August 26, 2017
Letter: Museum isn’t acting in community interest
Letter: Son of the Berkshires supports museum
Letter: Museum should focus on science, education

August 24, 2017
Letter: Museum alienating art lovers and donors

August 23, 2017
Legality of museum’s plan to sell Rockwell paintings is questionable, Boston Globe
Letter: Support new vision for Berkshire Museum
Letter: Questions for those who spew hatred at museum

August 22, 2017
 Letter: Honesty a victim in museum consultation

August 21, 2017
Letter: Museum board must find a better solution
Letter: Trashing of museum is well underway
Letter: Support the desired museum changes

August 19, 2017
Letter: Issue is implementing museum board’s plan

Letter: Museum must change to survive and grow
Letter: Explore other options to finance museum
Letter: Museum sale only postpones inevitable
 Letter: Museum risks losing support of community

August 18, 2017
Letter: Harness outpouring of passion for museum
Letter: Satisfied by museum’s explanation for sales

August 16, 2017
Letter: Template established for museum’s rebirth

August 15, 2017
Letter: Praise for museum’s new, expanded mission|
Letter: Paintings should not be spirited away, hidden

August 14, 2017
Letter: Speak with checkbooks on future of museum
Dave Leja, Williamstown
Letter: We should all support our Berkshire Museum
Deborah Balmuth,Windsor
Letter: Perhaps wealthy buyers could phase-in solution
Robert Rendo, North Adams, Berkshire Eagle
Letter: Let the naysayers raise funds, buy art
Kathleen Nicklaw Murphy, Pittsfield, Berkshire Eagle

August 13, 2017
Letter: Museum shouldn’t risk getting pariah status
Dan L. Monroe is a former president of the American Alliance of Museums and of the Association of Art Museum Directors. He is director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum which stands among the largest art museums in New England and among the top 18 art museums in the nation.
Letter: Museum should pause, explore other options
Lori Fogarty and Laura L. Lott, Lori Fogarty is director and CEO, Oakland Museum of California, AAMD President. Laura L. Lott is president and CEO, American Alliance of Museums. New York, N.Y.
Letter: Criticism of museum descends into shaming
Judith Monachina, Stockbridge, MA

August 11, 2017
Letter: Financial history of museum needed
Letter: Late-arriving critics should end the insults
Letter: Missed opportunity for two county museums

August 10, 2017
Letter: Museum wasn’t up front about financial problems
Letter: Museum shouldn’t sell Berkshire treasures
Letter: All parties were misled by Berkshire Museum

August 9, 2017
Letter: A suggestion for the Berkshire Museum

Letter: Support our wonderful Berkshire Museum
Letter: Rockwell gift dishonored
Letter: Is museum’s mission statement flexible?

August 8, 2017
Letter: Don’t sell museum’s soul,  Berkshire Eagle
Letter: Williams College could take over Berkshire Museum

August 4, 2017
Letter: New museum mission serves wider audience
Letter: Museum should consider evolving by degree
Letter: Proposed collaboration between two museums
Letters to the Editor 
Letter: High-tech exhibits are of doubtful value
Letter: Museum scapegoats community in code
Letter: Debate prompted visit to impressive museum
Letter: Together, let’s save our Berkshire Museum
Letter: Arrogant statement
Letter: Museum must avoid an irremediable error
Letter: Museum is pursuing responsible pathway
Letter: Unanswered questions about museum’s sales

August 3, 2017
Berkshire Museum controversy warrants more reflection, Barbara Bonner, Berkshire Edge
Letter: Public must know full story on art sale
Letter: Rockwell family urges museum to keep artwork
Letter: Stop personal attacks on museum officials
Letter: Museum plan would add to the glory of learning

August 2, 2017
Letter: Art collection should be at center of new plan

August 1, 2017
Letter: Collection a monument to the Gilded Age
Letter: Museum should remain “window to the world”
Letter: Plan enables museum to continue evolution
Letter: Preserve art for future generations
Letter: Thompson clarifies what is at stake

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July 30, 2017
Appalled by Berkshire Museum’s sale of artwork, Warner Friedman, Berkshire Edge

July 29, 2017
Letter: Art to be sold is part of Berkshire history
Letter: Keep art, reach out to arts community
Letter: Museum doesn’t merit art upon its walls

July 28, 2017
Letter: New Rockwells needed
Letter: Missed opportunity for science center
Letter: Destroying past won’t assure museum’s future
Letter: Important questions to ask
Letter: Museums can’t become places of amusement
Letter: Museum eliminates risk of mummification
Letter: Courageous decision to keep museum vital
Letter: Sell off the reptiles

July 27, 2017
Letter: Why not sell art by the yard?
Letter: Berkshire Museum made difficult, wise decision
Letter: Pittsfield doesn’t need another huge blow
Letter: Consider museum art’s other uses
Letter: Berkshire Museum must cancel sale
Letter: Display museum works to be sold
Berkshire Museum betrays public trust by sale of art collection, Carol Diehl,  Berkshire Edge

July 26, 2017
Letter: Berkshire Museum must not sell our heritage
Letter: Museum sell-off plan violates its mission
Letter: Problems are real, solution is wrong
Letter: Rockwell would have satirized museum
Letter: Museum plan assures walls to hang art upon
Letter: Bold change assures future of museum
Letter: Museum must keep its three key ingredients
Letter: Museum must not violate ethical code
Letter: Museum board should reconsider art selloff
Letter: Masterpieces belong in Berkshire County

July 25, 2017
Letter: Berkshire Museum has violated public trust
Letter: Museum’s crown jewels glitter in many ways

July 24, 2017
Letter: Berkshire Museum art auction an affront
Letter: Positive change for Berkshire Museum

July 21, 2017
Letter: Museum must teach culture and history

July 19, 2017
Letter: Museum shouldn’t drop its role in fine arts
Letter: Bravo to museum for long-term plan

July 18, 2017
Letter: Berkshire Museum plan violates ethical code
Letter: Plan assures museum of solid county future

July 16, 2017
Letter: Museum contributes to city’s bright future

July 14, 2017
Letter: Museum will link past, present, future