A Massachusetts museum plans to promote works by way of Norman Rockwell as part of an effort to refocus its venture and solidify its long term.
The Rockwell pieces are amongst FORTY works the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield plans to auction inside the next six months. The auction will include Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” and “Shaftsbury Blacksmith Store” besides as Impressionist, up to date and contemporary pieces.
Govt Director Van Shields tells The Berkshire Eagle the move is part of a $60 million “reinvention plan,” which includes the advent of a $FORTY million endowment and an intensive protection.
Shields says the museum, founded in 1903, will position a heightened emphasis on technological know-how and historical past and lend recent relevance to its ancient artifacts.
The art was thought to be “now not necessary to the museum’s refreshed venture.”