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Fisk To Appeal Order About Georgia O'Keeffe Donation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Fisk University said it will appeal a judge's order to display an art collection donated to it by painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

The school said in a news release Thursday that the order threatens the safekeeping of the collection.

In March, Nashville Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle permanently banned any sale of the 101-piece collection and set an October deadline for Fisk to retrieve the artwork from storage and put it on display.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in New Mexico had sued to gain the rights over the collection because of the school's attempts to sell paintings and because they weren't currently on display.

The Santa Fe museum is the legal representative of the late artist's estate.

The March ruling said Fisk broke the terms of the donation but shouldn't lose the art collection to the museum.

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