• ARTNEWS: Massachusetts Appeals Court Pauses Berkshire Museum Sale [Updated]

    by  • November 11, 2017 • Issues, News

    A Massachusetts Appeals Court associate justice has granted an injunction to halt the auctioning of valuable art works donated to the Berkshire Museum, for the benefit of public enjoyment, until at least December 11. MALC wishes to express its heartfelt appreciation to Attorney General Maura Healey and her office for appealing the ruling earlier this week that allowed the sale to proceed.

    (via Artnews)

    “We join our clients, the Rockwell family and citizens of Berkshire County, in fully supporting this decision,” Michael B. Keating, a lawyer involved with the first suit aimed at stopping the sale, said, of the court decision. “The irreparable harm that would occur if these paintings were to be sold, coupled with the significant unresolved legal issues surrounding the legality of this sale clearly compel this conjunction.” ~ Massachusetts Appeals Court Pauses Berkshire Museum Sale, ARTNEWS

    Read the full story at ARTNEWS:
    http://www.artnews.com/2017/11/10/massachusetts-attorney-general-appeals-berkshire-museum-ruling-auction-set-monday/

    See the “Related” section below for more background.

    About

    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.