Monday, May 07, 2007

Fisk Update

Jonathan Marx reports in The Nashville Tennessean that the court has approved the Tennessee Attorney General's motion to intervene (mentioned earlier here) in the lawsuit between Fisk University and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

The Nashville Scene's Elizabeth Ulrich applauds, saying the two paintings at issue "may have a fighting chance after all." I'm not sure what it is that the AG wants to see happen. Is it that the works not be sold at all, which would presumably make the "radical conservatives" happy? Or is it that they be sold for a price higher than the one Fisk originally agreed to (on the basis of an appraisal that was two years old at the time), which would presumably make Yale's Jock Reynolds happy but might also result in the O'Keeffe painting not going to the publicly accessible O'Keeffe museum but rather to some private collection somewhere? What is it that people want here?

Next hearing is May 31.