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Museum Opens Arguments Seeking Art Collection From Fisk

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in New Mexico is arguing that Nashville's Fisk University should forfeit a prized art collection donated by the famous painter.

A trial to determine the fate of the 101-piece collection began Tuesday morning in Nashville.

Museum attorney Bill Harbison argues that Fisk should lose its rights to the collection because it tried to sell off the works to raise money and has not displayed them for two years. The museum represents the late artist's estate.

Fisk attorneys are arguing that they should not have to forfeit the gift because they went to court trying to seek permission to sell the artwork.

The trial is scheduled to last three days.

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