These were the stories from the time of the Berkshire Museum’s $60 million reinvention plan announcement on July 12, 2017 to the last 2 works of art auctioned at Sotheby’s American art auction in New York on November 16, 2018.


April 27, 2020
My column in Apollo Magazine on museums and deaccessioning in crisis
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

April 16, 2020
Fate of Museum Collections and Endowments Presents Hard Questions in Hard Times
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

August 16, 2018
Berkshire Museum Tries to End-Run Pending Appeal but Member Plaintiffs Decline to be Bullied
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

July 6, 2018
Berkshire Stock: Much to do about Deaccessioning
by Jennie Nadel

February 26, 2018
Members of the Berkshire Museum Ask Supreme Judicial Court to Stop Berkshire Museum’s Deaccession Plan
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

February 13, 2018
Members of the Berkshire Museum Pledge to Continue Fight Against Liquidation of the Museum’s Art Collection
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

January 16, 2018
Members of the Berkshire Museum File Appeal Papers to Stop Museum’s Planned Sale of 40 Works from its Collection
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

December 13, 2017
Injunction Against Berkshire Museum Sale Is Extended
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

December 12, 2018
Case Study: Rockwell Deaccessions Cause Backlash
Can Norman Rockwell’s Heirs Block a Museum from Selling His Works?

by Freeman’s / Trusts & Estates

November 20, 2017
Members of the Berkshire Museum Appeal Ruling on Planned Sale of Critical Pieces of its Collection
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

November 10, 2017
Appeals Court Stays Sale of Berkshire Museum Paintings
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

November 10, 2017
Massachusetts AG Asks Appeals Court to Halt Monday’s Berkshire Museum Sale
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

October 26, 2017
Members of Berkshire Museum File Suit Seeking Injunction Against Sale of Art Collection
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

October 20, 2017
Foley Hoag Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Trustees of the Berkshire Museum to Prevent Sale of Significant Artwork
Foley Hoag LLP

August 23, 2017
Rich Man/Poor Man?  The Berkshire Museum and Why Deaccessioning is so Frustrating
by Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Art Law Report Blog

ABOUT

SAVE THE ART (STA)
A grassroots citizens group established in 2017 with the intent of stopping the sale of the Berkshire Museum’s treasured art collection in order to find an alternate solution to its continued financial shortfall.

MISSION

The mission of Save the Art is to advocate for and protect the Public Trust — the art and objects belonging to all of us that document humankind’s creative and social history through time.

PRESS

We thank the Berkshire Eagle for their extensive investigative coverage, the journalists, op-ed writers and our community for their hundreds of letters of concern. In particular, STA applauds Larry Parnass, Investigations Editor, Berkshire Eagle, for his excellent coverage of the Berkshire Museum and achievement of the 2018 Outstanding Journalism award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.