Foes of art sale to hold rally outside Massachusetts museum

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Opponents of a Massachusetts museum’s decision to sell 40 works of art to raise money for renovations are planning another public rally to bring attention to the issue.

The rally by the Save the Art-Save the Museum group is scheduled for Saturday in front of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

The museum is auctioning 40 pieces from its collection — including two by Norman Rockwell — to boost its endowment and raise money for renovations as it refocuses its mission on natural history and science.

Save the Art-Save the Museum has been raising money to help fund the legal efforts to stop the sale. A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $16,000. Two lawsuits have been filed to halt the auction.

Seven pieces, including the two Rockwells, are scheduled for auction Nov. 13.

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