Letters To The Editor
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To the editor: I stand on the side of those who advocate publicly displaying monuments to the Civil War as a way to remind us of our history. I think where we part company is what we wish to remember about the war. The questions we have to ask are: … more
To the editor:I am a single parent, part-time security guard, part-time college student, part-time novice in local politics, and a full-time philosopher and woman of action — so that we can as a society do better for us and our children. Which … more
To the editor:I visited the Berkshire Museum on a free Friday. I kind of expected a lot of children, but never imagined the chaos and broken sound barriers I was to encounter there. The whooped-up youngsters spoke more to an amusement park … more
To the editor:On Sept. 15-17 Lee will again celebrate Founders' Weekend with a packed schedule of events that will attract thousands of residents and visitors. Wouldn't it make us all proud to have Lee shine for the whole weekend?To help, we're … more
To the editor:An open letter to the Berkshire Museum board:The Berkshire Museum is multiple museums (all laudable) with competing needs and goals. In following your announced course of action, you will be contributing to the homogenization, dumbing … more
To the editor:When other local museums have had financial problems they have applied for funding, grants and have asked the public for help. The Berkshire Museum has gone behind closed doors and decided to sell off much of its best artwork. The fact … more
To the editor:I've been following the Berkshire Museum's pending art sale with some interest. I've often heard that the selling off of physical assets by an institution, organization, business or whatever, really is only putting off the inevitable. … more
To the editor:Twenty-some years ago I had the good fortune to work with Michael Govan, who was assistant to Thomas Krens at the time that the Williams College Museum of Art was undergoing a major expansion. Michael was a very bright young man and I … more
To the editor:No one likes to see a museum forced to deacquisition its collections. But in our view, museums are dynamic institutions that must adapt to changing times if they are to play a vital role in their respective communities, as no museum … more
To the editor:Since coming to Pittsfield in 1974, my late wife, Ruth, and I have been supporters of the Berkshire Museum. In fact, we received our only parking ticket for overtime parking when we were preparing "Gramma's Tree" for the Festival of … more
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