The Art at the Heart of Museums’ Dispute

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The split between Foundation Medici and the Butler Institute of American Art has come down to one massive abstract mural. The untitled 14-by 20-foot ceramic tile piece by French artist Pierre Soulages remains on display at the Medici Museum of Art in Howland, in the gallery that has been its home since The Butler acquired it in 2009. Both sides assert that they are the owner and the decision now rests with the courts. The Butler no longer operates the location that

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