The 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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