Saturday, June 12, 2010

"You could not operate a museum at that location under [those] restrictions and [at] that size, and make it financially sustainable for the long run”

That's Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on the Barnes. More here:

"[Rendell] denied the new facility will be a McDonald’s-style mega-museum insensitive to Dr. Barnes’s vision. 'The basic display is going to replicate as accurately as possible the way the art was displayed in Dr. Barnes's house. Now obviously it's going to be larger. Because one of the things we all wanted to do was to take these incredible works of art and expose them to more people."