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    Opponents of a Massachusetts museum's decision to sell 40 works of art are planning another public rally to bring attention to the issue.

    The rally by the Save the Art-Save the Museum group is scheduled for Saturday in front of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

    The museum is auctioning 40 pieces from its collection _ including two by Norman Rockwell _ to boost its endowment and raise money for renovations as it refocuses its mission on natural history and science.

    Save the Art-Save the Museum has been raising money to help fund the legal efforts to stop the sale. A gofundme.com page has raised nearly $16,000. Two lawsuits have been filed to halt the auction.

    Seven pieces, including the two Rockwell paintings, are scheduled to be auctioned Nov. 13.

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