fisk university http://wmot.org en Fisk Art Sale Case Back in Court...Again http://wmot.org/post/fisk-art-sale-case-back-courtagain <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The state of Tennessee is appealing an appeals court ruling in a dispute over Fisk University&#39;s effort to generate cash from an art collection donated to the school by the late painter Georgia O&#39;Keeffe.</p><p>O&#39;Keeffe stipulated that the collection could not be sold or broken up. But Fisk has argued it needs to complete a $30 million deal to sell a 50 percent stake in the collection to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark.</p><p>Here&#39;s what&nbsp;Tennessee Attorney&nbsp;Bob Cooper told WMOT&nbsp;about the case.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:58:09 +0000 AP/WMOT 6843 at http://wmot.org Fisk Art Sale Case Back in Court...Again Fisk Granted Permission to Sell Stieglitz Art http://wmot.org/post/fisk-granted-permission-sell-stieglitz-art <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Fisk University can share its Stieglitz art collection with Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.</p><p>The court also removed a trial court stipulation that required Fisk to put $20 million&nbsp;of the&nbsp;$30 million it expects to get from Crystal Bridges into an endowment. The lower court had said Fisk should put that amount aside to maintain the art in the future.</p><p>Fisk&nbsp;has said&nbsp;it needs all of the funds now&nbsp;to stay financially viable.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:15:11 +0000 AP/WMOT 4516 at http://wmot.org