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Tennessee court rules in favor of Fisk University's Stieglitz sale

Tennessee court rules in favor of Fisk University's Stieglitz sale

The ongoing legal battle surrounding Fisk University's Stieglitz art collection took a significant step toward a conclusion Monday when the Tennessee Supreme Court rejected an attempt to keep the artwork from moving out of Nashville. Fisk University has been trying to sell a 50% stake in the prized art collection to the Crystal Bridges Museum, founded by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton. The university has been experiencing financial difficulties and sought the sale to help it stay afloat. On Monday, the Tennessee court turned down an appeal by the state to prevent the artwork from leaving Nashville. A lower court had paved the way for the deal in a decision last year. Under the deal,...

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