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Berkshire Museum

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three stars

83.92

39 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 443-7171   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103878

Board Leadership
Ethan Klepetar
President

CEO
Jeff Rodgers
Executive Director

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 83.92 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 86.85 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 86.58 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.41 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 84.15 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

10/27/2017-04/01/2018: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Berkshire Museum on April 1, 2018, because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • On February 14, 2018, the Brattleboro Reformer published an article titled, "Agreement OKs sale of Rockwell paintings." For more information see the Brattleboro Reformer article.

  • On February 15, 2018, New England Public Radio published an article titled, "Berkshire Museum Defends Deal With Attorney General." For more information see the New England Public Radio article.

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on the Berkshire Museum because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On October 10, 2017, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Berkshire Museum, is the subject of an investigation by Officials from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office according to an article titled, "Attorney General's office digs into Berkshire Museum's planned art sale." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Berkshire Eagle article.

    Charity Response

    Statement from the Berkshire Museum:

    The Berkshire Museum has been responding to questions about our New Vision in a special section on our website.

    There is a specific page that responds to Frequently Asked Questions and another page that provides a Financial Summary.

    You will also note that there is an entire section devoted to voices of community support which includes links to press coverage positively conveying the Museum’s plans and vision.

    • On November 7, 2017, The Times Union published an article titled, "Judge OKs Berkshire Museum's sale of Rockwell paintings." For more information, please see The Times Union article.

    • On November 18, 2017, The Berkshire Eagle published an article titled, "AG's document requests show broad inquiry into Berkshire Museum's operations." For more information, please see The Berkshire Eagle article.

    • On November 26, 2017, The Boston Globe published an article titled, "Change or die: Choice is clear for Berkshire Museum." For more information, please see The Boston Globe article.

    • On December 2, 2017, The Berkshire Eagle published an article titled, "No quick result expected in Berkshire Museum litigation." For more information, please see The Berkshire Eagle article.

    • On December 9, 2017, The Berkshire Eagle published an article titled, "Berkshire Museum assails Attorney General's probe as 'one-sided'." For more information, please see The Berkshire Eagle article.

    • On January 27, 2018, The Boston Globe published an article titled, "The Berkshire Museum defends its most important asset: its open doors." For more information, please see The Boston Globe article.

    • On January 29, 2018, The Berkshire Eagle published an article titled, "Court filing suggests talks underway to resolve Berkshire Museum art sale." For more information, please see The Berkshire Eagle article.

Charity Contact Info

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 443-7171
EIN: 04-2103878

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Board Leadership

Ethan Klepetar
President

CEO

Jeff Rodgers
Executive Director

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