Fisk Univ. Putting a Price on Prized Art : News & Views Historically black Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. is trying to bulk up its endowment. To do that, the school had hoped to sell a few paintings in its art collection, which were donated by Georgia O'Keefe, one of America's most famous modern a...
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Fisk Univ. Putting a Price on Prized Art

Historically black Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. is trying to bulk up its endowment. To do that, the school had hoped to sell a few paintings in its art collection, which were donated by Georgia O'Keefe, one of America's most famous modern artists.

A judge has blocked the move, saying O'Keefe gave the works from her personal collection to Fisk for art education alone.

The collection of 101 works is a veritable who's who of master painters -- Picasso, Cezanne and Renoir. O'Keefe's estate has actually sued Fisk for violating the terms of her bequest. That case goes to trial next month.