Berkshire Group Brings Museum Sale Protest To NYC | WAMC

Berkshire Group Brings Museum Sale Protest To NYC

May 15, 2018

Representatives of a citizens group that opposes the Berkshire Museum’s controversial art sale are continuing to protest.

Opponents of the Berkshire Museum’s much criticized but state approved plan to sell pieces of its collection to fund its endowment and renovation gathered outside a Sotheby’s auction house in Manhattan Monday night. Great Barrington resident Hope Davis represents Save The Art – Save The Museum.

“We want to make the public aware of unethical deaccessions and discourage other institutions from following this kind of path,” said Davis.

Two pieces from the Pittsfield, Massachusetts museum’s collection were in Monday night’s auction. Another piece from the museum’s collection, Alexander Calder’s “Double Arc and Sphere,” goes on the block Wednesday.