Report: Berkshire Museum facing sanctions after art sales

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The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield is now facing sanctions after selling several high-priced paintings.

According to the New York Times, the Association of Art and Museum Directors voted to impose sanctions because the museum is selling art to benefit the structure and the organization and not the art collection itself.

A spokesperson for the museum called the sanctions regrettable. 

The museum auctioned off five artworks for $42 million over the past two weeks, which is short of its $55 million goal.

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