Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What Has Year One of the “New” Barnes Foundation Taught Us?

By some accounts, last year’s move of the Barnes Foundation from its original home to the new location on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway marked the last stroke in the fall of Western civilization. Hyperbole reigned, arguments raged, protesters protested, and lawyers filed, but the move to the strikingly modern building happened and life went on. But what has a years’ worth of experience taught us about the Barnes’ move? Was it a disaster, a success, or a mixture of both? If we’re talking about the Barnes, you know that different people will have passionately argued, differing answers to those question, but here’s one person’s take on the situation. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "What Has Year One of the “New” Barnes FoundationTaught Us?"

[Image: Giorgio de Chirico, Portrait of Albert C. Barnes (detail), 1926. Image source.]

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