Fisk University art collection has future after legal battle - WSMV Channel 4

Fisk University art collection has future after legal battle

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After years of legal wrangling, the Fisk University art collection is finally going on display.

The renowned Alfred Stieglitz Collection has been embroiled in a legal battle for more than a decade, and the administrators at Fisk have been trying to raise money by selling part of the 101-piece art collection.

A museum in Arkansas, founded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton, paid Fisk $30 million for a 50 percent stake in the collection last year.

That partnership is producing an exhibit this fall in Bentonville, AR, the home of Walmart.

Tennessee's attorney general had argued that selling any part of the 101-piece collection would violate the wishes of painter Georgia O'Keeffe, who stipulated that the collection never be sold.

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