Part of Berkshire Museum's art collection heads to auction block

May 14, 2018 07:04 PM

The first pieces of art from the Berkshire Museum's collection were hitting the auction block in New York City on Monday night. Up to 13 pieces could be up for sale at different sessions over the next two weeks.

The group Save the Art, Save the Museum, which is against the sale, was planning a protest outside Sotheby's before the auction.

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Following a legal battle, the museum and the Massachusetts attorney general's office worked out a deal allowing for up to $55 million worth of art to be sold.

The museum says the money is needed to fund renovations.


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