From The Berkshire Eagle. By Larry Parnass. From 4/21/18.
That means tens of millions in new dollars, some already in hand through the sale this month of Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop."
And maybe an additional $22,100, to boot.
That's the sum the museum was to receive this year from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
But the council froze its funding in September. Anita Walker, its executive director, became one of the most vocal critics of the museum's plan to sell up to 40 works of art — opening a rift between the agency and the museum that continued into this year.
Walker said at the time that museum trustees were failing a duty of stewardship to their collection, didn't need a windfall to survive and had violated a public trust.