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Berkshire Museum's 'Art of the Hills' Will Open On Time, Online

The online exhibit will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on June 6 with a virtual tour of the show presented by jurors Amy Myers and Seung Lee followed by a live Q&A.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Museum Starting Series of Renovations

The lengthiest and most visible phase of construction will be the installation of a new sewer line to replace the original pipe installed when the historic institution was first built in 1903.

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Wally the Stegosaurus Departs for Restoration Summer

Wearing a mask just in case, the fiberglass Wally was carefully lifted by Berkshire Crane and Logistics onto a trailer for the 40-mile trek back to the Hudson studio for some much-needed repairs of his 50-year-old body.

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Berkshire Museum Names New Chief Engagement Officer

Ferrone has 25 years of experience in nonprofit strategic planning, philanthropy, program development, and management for arts, higher education and government organizations, most recently as the interim director of Institutional Advancement for Bard College at Simon's Rock.

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Berkshire Museum Will Be Free for Children Under 18 in 2020

The museum's annual gala in June raised more than $300,000 to support the museum's education programs and expand free access to its youngest visitors. Free admission for youth will begin in January 2020.

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Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees Elects New President

Ethan Klepetar, member of the board since 2011 and trustee vice president since 2015, is stepping into the role of president, a position previously held by Elizabeth McGraw. A trustee since 2008, McGraw will continue to serve on the museum's board as vice president alongside Trustee Vice President Melissa Scarafoni.

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Rodgers Takes Over as Head of Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum is a place you can grow up in, according to Jeff Rodgers. Rodgers is the new executive director of the museum and started his new gig on Monday. He comes in the wake of a controversial period of the 116-year-old museum's history when museum officials sold off nearly two dozen pieces of its collection to raise $53 million. The sale of the art spurred significant backlash and torn a rift in the community.

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Berkshire Museum Names New Executive Director

Rodgers brings more than 20 years of museum experience to the Berkshire Museum's top job. Rodgers currently serves as provost and chief operating officer of the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla.

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Berkshire Museum Announces New Chief Engagement Officer

Rigas has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, donor engagement and management of cultural and educational organizations, most recently as the director of development at Mass MoCA.

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Berkshire Museum Trustees Vote to End Art Sales, Begin Building Repairs

Berkshire Museum officials have voted to suspend further sales of the museum's art collection and to begin repairs on the century old building.

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Berkshire Museum Announces Key Hires

"We are making thoughtful additions to a strong staff as the Berkshire Museum moves into the future with a renewed commitment to our community and our mission," said Elizabeth McGraw, president of the museum's Board of Trustees. "Local students and educators are seeking more from the museum, and we are working hard with them to expand opportunities for learning."

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Five New Trustees Elected to Berkshire Museum Board at Annual Meeting

Five new trustees are joining the Berkshire Museum's board of trustees, bringing to the board significant expertise in community development, diversity and inclusion, STEM education, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and communications, and art.

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Save The Art Continues Opposition to Berkshire Museum Art Sale

Tom Patti considered it a compliment to have his art in the same building as Norman Rockwell and Alexander Calder. Patti had his work commissioned for the Berkshire Museum. He has pieces at the entrance, the foyer, and in three other locations. But now, Patti doesn't feel that the museum values local artists.

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Berkshire Museum Releases Financial Statements

The Berkshire Museum has released its financial reports in an effort to prove that the art sale was needed to keep the museum open. The museum posted its independent audit, its federal tax statement Form 990, the Massachusetts state tax statement required as a non-profit, and annual filing for charitable organizations in New York State, which is filed with registration to solicit donations from New York.

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