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O'Keeffe Museum: Fisk Not Doing Enough To Display Art


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Court documents filed by a New Mexico museum said Fisk University has made little effort to display a 101-piece collection donated by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

The cash-strapped school put the art into storage in 2005 because the gallery where it was exhibited had fallen into disrepair and there were fears the works could get damaged.

The art collection was given to the historically black school in 1949 on the condition that it be kept on display.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., is the legal representative of the artist's estate.

The museum said the school already has half the money it needs to restore the exhibit space from federal and private sources.

But the museum says the school has done nothing to raise the rest of the money to get the art back on display.

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