ARTS & CULTURE

"The Last Arrow," by Thomas Moran, slated for sale by the Berkshire Museum.
Courtesy Sotheby's

A dispute over the Berkshire Museum's plans to sell off 40 art works will go before a judge Wednesday. 

"La Fete," by Raoul Dufy, slated for sale by the Berkshire Museum.
Courtesy Sotheby's

A hearing is scheduled next week in a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, courtroom over the Berkshire Museum's plan to sell off 40 pieces of art in order to fund renovations and boost its endowment.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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A second lawsuit has been filed against a Pittsfield museum that hopes to auction off 40 pieces of art, including two by Norman Rockwell.

Norman Rockwell's Sons Seek To Halt Berkshire Museum Sale Of Artwork

Oct 23, 2017
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

Norman Rockwell's three sons are among the plaintiffs who have filed a court complaint seeking to halt the Berkshire Museum's plan to sell 40 works of art, including two by their famous father.

Musician Gabriel Kahane met and talked with people on the train after the U.S. election. He took notes, and then wrote some songs.
Gabriel Kahane / Courtesy of the artist

Gabriel Kahane is a composer who thrives on big concepts.

His last album, “The Ambassador,” is a sort of history of Los Angeles, told through ten of its buildings.

Kahane's newest work is based on the nearly 9,000-mile train trip he took around the country last November, starting the day after Donald Trump was elected president.

Richard Wilbur, the former poet laureate and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner renowned for his elegant, exquisitely crafted formal poetry has died at the age of 96.

Not long ago, two Americans caused a scene in a Mozambique village. Locals were mystified by the tourists spending several days photographing a single tree.

"Sometimes we have to explain to people what we're doing but often they just think, 'Okay these guys are nuts,'" says New York photographer Len Jenshel.

A section of mural at the Seuss museum in Springfield, Mass.
Dave Roback / The Republican

Facing increasing pressure for how it's chosen to handle the legacy of a children's book author with a mixed record on issues of race and prejudice, the new Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Mass., has acknowledged a change is needed.

The painter Jasper Johns wants to leave a gift to the town of Sharon, Connecticut – his estate – to be used as an artists' retreat.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

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