Donors Offer Berkshire Museum $1 Million To Delay, Study Art Sale; Board President Turns It Down
A group that emerged Friday has company in wanting the Berkshire Museum to hit the brakes on a planned auction.
But what it put on the table may stand alone: $1 million.
The anonymous group, made up of at least three people who communicated their offer through The Eagle, pledged to contribute up to $1 million to the Pittsfield museum if its board agrees to pause an auction of 40 works of art at Sotheby's and to allow outside experts to provide a second opinion on the advisability of the controversial sale.
Elizabeth McGraw, president of the museum's board of trustees, said the offer falls short. . .