Judgment Awaited In Trial OverFisk Collection Of O'Keeffe Works
Judgment Awaited In Trial Over
Fisk Collection Of OâKeeffe Works
AP â Run 2-29 or 3-7 only, kill after ruling is in
JUDGMENT AWAITED IN TRIAL OVER FISK COLLECTION OF OâKEEFFE WORKS
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NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) â A trial to decide if Fisk University can keep its prized art collection donated by painter Georgia OâKeeffe has ended and the judge will rule later.
In closing arguments, lawyers for the Georgia OâKeeffe Museum argued the school lost the right to the artwork when it tried to sell the collection and took it off display.
Museum lawyer Bill Harbison told a Nashville judge that the historically black school has held the 101-piece collection âhostage in an effort to monetize it.ââ
Fisk responded that it never tried to sell the whole collection and says it now has the money to properly display the works according to the artistâs wishes.
Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle said she would issue a ruling within 30 days.