Judge Denies Injunction To Halt Berkshire Museum's Art Sale

Nov 7, 2017

 A Berkshire County court has denied a preliminary injunction to halt the Berkshire Museum's sale of 40 artworks, including two by Norman Rockwell, to fund capital improvements and an endowment. 

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office, and attorneys representing the three sons of Norman Rockwell and members of the Berkshire Museum were in a Pittsfield court last week trying to halt the planned sale. 

A judge denied their request for a preliminary injunction Tuesday.

In response, museum Board of Trustees President Elizabeth McGraw said in a statement "We believe we acted consistent with our responsibility to this community and our collections, to keep this museum open now and strengthen it for generations to come."

The sale at Sotheby's auction house is set for November 13th.