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ARTery: Proposed Art Sale At Berkshire Museum, Former ICA-Chief Curator Fired in LA, And The Significance Of Curly Hair10:30

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. (Alexius Horatius/Creative Commons) MoreCloseclosemore
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. (Alexius Horatius/Creative Commons)

Earlier this week, the Supreme Judicial Court held a single justice hearing, where Justice David Lowy heard arguments in the case of the Berkshire Museum. Museum officials say they need to sell 40 pieces of artwork, including a Norman Rockwell painting he personally gifted the museum, in order to stay open.

Critics say that the art was donated for the public good, meant for public view, and the sale dishonors that intent, since the art would instead end up in a private collections.

Another controversy in the world of the arts is the firing of Helen Molesworth at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA — which comes shortly after Laura Raicovich stepped down as director of the Queens Museum in New York.


Maria Garcia, WBUR arts reporter. She tweets @MariaReports.

This segment aired on March 22, 2018.


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