Jeffrey Pyle Quoted in The Berkshire Eagle on Controversial Art Sale

In the Press · December 1, 2017

Media and First Amendment attorney Jeffrey Pyle is representing The Berkshire Eagle newspaper, which is seeking to unseal court records in litigation over a museum’s controversial decision to sell some of its most famous works of art to fund its operating costs.  Pyle, quoted in the Eagle’s front-page story on the motion to terminate impoundment, said that the documents will help the public “determine whether or not the Board of Trustees made ‘thoughtful decisions to steer its charity through troubled times,’ as the Superior Court opined, or instead made a grave and costly mistake.”  Pyle noted that “[t]his case is part of a national controversy over the circumstances under which museums should be able to deprive the public of access to works of art by selling them at auction to the highest bidder.”  To read more on this story, click here.