|I must add my two Euros to the latest Barnes Foundation twist. Excellent blog-scoop by the way, Tyler and then the sleuths at artblog. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell announced yesterday a $25 million state donation to the “Barnes moving kitty.” This would bring the Barnes Foundation a step closer to raising the projected 150 million it needs to build a new structure and move the collection from its home in Merion to Philadelphia.|
I am probably in the minority here, but I have never been in favor of this move. Sure there are many issues, missing pianos, and problems with the past board members of the Barnes Foundation; incompetence comes to mind. Moving the collection from its home in Merion is a drastic and unnecessary solution and a waste of money. It also disregards the wishes of Dr. Barnes as stated in his will, you know, that legal document. Next thing we’ll be stealing private property through eminent domain to allow developers to ...no, now that’s just silly.