The director of the Norman Rockwell Museum has come out against the Berkshire Museum’s plans to sell two of the iconic American painter’s works from its collection.
In an op-ed in The Berkshire Eagle, Laurie Norton Maffott calls on the Berkshire Museum to pause its $60 million redevelopment plan it announced last week.
The plan will mostly be funded by the sale of 40 objects from the museum’s collection – including two Norman Rockwell paintings – that have been deemed no longer essential to the museum’s programming. The 40 objects are expected to sell for $50 million.
The Berkshire Museum tells The Berkshire Eagle it won’t abandon its plans.