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Titans owner leaves multimillion-dollar collection to Eiteljorg Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has announced former Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams left it a multimillion-dollar collection of paintings and Native American artifacts in his will.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reported Thursday the Eiteljorg did not disclose a monetary value for the collection, but it includes paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, N. C. Wyeth and Thomas Moran. Their works have sold for millions of dollars.

The collection also contains Plains Indian beadwork, clothing and hundreds of other Native American objects.

The Indianapolis museum said it plans a major exhibition of the collection from November 2016 through January 2017.

Adams died in October 2013. He had ties to northern Indiana as a graduate of the Culver Military Academy.