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LUCAS ART COLLECTION TO STAY IN BALTIMORE

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The outcome of an 18-month-long legal tug of war is that the Lucas Collection, whose treasures include works by Manet, Whistler and Delacroix, will stay in Baltimore.

Maryland Institute College of Art, owner of the collection since 1910, had been trying to sell it off to bolster the school's endowment. But the state of Maryland, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Gallery intervened to block the sale.Since 1933 the collection has been housed by the two major museums, the city's largest. Under the proposed settlement the museums and the state will pay the art school $8.5 million for the collection, which has been appraised at $11 million - and keep it home.