Museum Reaches Agreement On Rockwell

The Berkshire Museum and the Attorney General’s Office have submitted a joint agreement to the Supreme Judicial Court that, if approved, will effectively allow the museum sell off 40 works of art from its collection, with some preconditions. (Details here.) As specified in the agreement, which was sketched out by the museum’s lead counsel, William Lee, during a conference call with the press on Friday (9 February), Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop (1950) (pictured), one of the most valuable works in the museum’s collection, will be acquired by a nonprofit museum for an undisclosed price. The painting’s estimated worth is $30m.

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