Delaware Art Museum Plans To Sell Homer and Calder Pieces To Cover Debts

August 7th, 2014

Winslow Homer, Milking Time (1875), via The Delaware Art MuseumThe New York Times reports on the controversial decision made by the Delaware Art Museum to put two pieces up for sale. The first is “Milking Time” (1875), a painting by Winslow Homer, will be sold at a Sotheby’s auction this fall or possibly sooner, if the museum can find a private buyer. An Alexander Calder mobile titled “The Black Crescent” will also be put up for sale. In hopes of clearing some of its $19.8 million debt, the museum has already sold a William Holman Hunt canvas this past spring, a decision for which it received censure from other institutions and the Association of American Art Directors. 

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