December 14, 2004

Moving the Barnes collection.

A judge has ruled that the Barnes art collection may be moved from the suburbs to the city of Philadelphia.
"Dr. Barnes would never have imagined the constraints the foundation is currently facing." Barnes described the foundation as a place for "plain people, that is men and women who gain their livelihood by daily toil," she said. By moving the collection from an affluent suburb to downtown Philadelphia, she said, more of those "plain people" will be able to enjoy the art.

This case is great fodder for law types of the Trusts & Estates stripe. Art people care a lot about the case from the aesthetic standpoint. Back in February, I wrote about the Barnes collection and the argument against moving it here.

UPDATE: Be bemoans the court's decision.

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