A Done Deal

This weekend, PBS showed their film, “The Barnes Collection”, the story of the collection’s move to its newly constructed building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

The film shares archival information about the how and why of Barnes, along with the new building, its architects and its staff. Watching it made me wonder about a movie I saw a couple of years ago: The Art of the Steal. This is the story of fight to retain the collection in the original vision of Mr. Barnes. You can watch it yourself on- demand right now.

The PBS film sadly confirms that these magnificent Renoirs, CĂ©zannes, Picassos, Matisses were removed from their original home for self-serving political and financial motives. There is no doubt the Mr. Barnes is turning in his grave.

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  1. Phyllis says:

    I agree

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