The Art Newspaper | by Gabriella Angelti and Helen Stoilas

Berkshire Museum courts censure from museums groups with plan to sell 40 works

Among the objects to be auctioned for the endowment and refurbishment are two paintings by Norman Rockwell. The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, plans to auction 40 works of art from its collection, including two original paintings by Norman Rockwell, to fund a $40m endowment and $20m refurbishment of the 114-year-old museum. The move has caused some controversy in museum circles, since works of art are usually sold only to fund further acquisitions. Read more

Image | Blacksmith’s Boy—Heel and Toe (1940) also known as Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop, was given to the Berkshire Museum by Norman Rockwell