Media Coverage - Berkshire Museum Lawsuit

The Boston Globe,, Berkshire Eagle, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, ARTnews
October 27, 2017

Sullivan & Worcester LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Berkshire County residents and members of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, seeking an immediate injunction against the museum's planned sale of art early next month. The Berkshire Museum has consigned forty paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts for auction or sale at Sotheby's in violation of universally accepted museum ethics—including Shuffleton’s Barbershop and Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop by Norman Rockwell on or before November 13, 2017. The loss of these works would represent an irreparable loss for the community and Massachusetts. A hearing was held on November 1, 2017 and the parties are awaiting the court's ruling.

The media coverage related to this lawsuit has been substantial and includes:

See also the S&W Press Release on this matter: Members of Berkshire Museum File Suit Seeking Injunction Against Sale of Art Collection