Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another Randolph College Suit

A group of 19 students, donors, patrons, and former employees of the school's Maier Museum filed for injunctive relief yesterday seeking to block the sale by Randolph College of four paintings from its collection. The paintings were removed from the museum on Oct. 1 and are scheduled for sale at Christie's in next month's auctions. None of the four pieces was bought by the trust that is the subject of another lawsuit filed over the summer, but opponents of the sale are attempting to link the two by claiming that "the entire collection of art in the Maier Museum is so interconnected ... that the entire collection should be protected from sale" (see paragraph 54 of the just-filed complaint). I'm no expert on the relevant law in Virginia, but that seems like a stretch to me.

Christa Desrets has lots more in the Lynchburg News & Advance.