Letters To The Editor
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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
To the editor:I find it odd how Western media reports on North Korea. I find it even more odd how ordinary citizens in the West view North Korea. I'm not denying that it is a brutal, inhumane, totalitarian dictatorship. But the entire argument … more
To the editor:I did not sit on a Berkshire Museum stakeholder group nor was I asked to join one of its focus groups and I am fine with that. I have been a supporter and friend of the Berkshire Museum for many years. Like so many in our community, I … more
To the editor:As a proud member of the Berkshire Museum, I just spent the morning outside the museum protesting the sale of the 40 art treasures. The museum staff was hospitable, offering protestors water and doughnuts. Cars slowed down and honked … more
To the editor:Although Massachusetts is usually considered a deeply "blue" state, we have a habit of frequently electing Republican governors, including our current governor, Charlie Baker, who seems to be a very decent man. I am disgusted, however, … more
To the editor:Dear America: It's OK to admit you got played. It's OK to admit that your fears and willful ignorance and anger and resentments were taken advantage of, that you were used as sacrificial pawns by a few men who knew how to rig the … more
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