NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Brooklyn Museum will sell 12 works of art to help ease financial pressure.

The paintings will be auctioned at Christies on Oct. 15 in a sale of old masters, including a painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

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The Brooklyn Museum said the money will help pay for the care of its collection.

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Museum officials said parting with any artwork can be painful. Cultural arts institutions have been hit hard financially because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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