Art Institute Sues Couple Over Donations Not Received -

Larry and Kristina Dodge, a southern California couple living (for now) in a mansion on the Pacific Ocean, are facing hard times and can no longer honor the $5 million pledge they made to the Kansas City Art Institute.

Or, in the art institute's view, they're a couple of deadbeats.

A $7 million building was constructed on the Kansas City campus based on the Dodges' pledge. Their names are prominent on the building at 4446 Oak St., facing the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.