For example. Apparently the Friends of the Barnes have filed yet another petition to reopen the case on these grounds.
I thought it was always clear that the Barnes was in financial trouble. The New York Times story announcing the proposed move, back in 2002, began: "The financially beleaguered Barnes Foundation filed court papers today asking for permission to move ...."
John Anderson's Art Held Hostage, on p. 218: "Relatively small though the numbers were, the Barnes was, nevertheless, broke."
Most importantly, Judge Ott's 2004 opinion held that the Barnes "was on the brink of financial collapse."
So: financially beleaguered, broke, on the brink of financial collapse ... but not yet technically bankrupt so stop the presses. Or something.
UPDATE: Lee Rosenbaum ("second to none in [her] strong belief that the Barnes should have remained in Merion"): "[S]uggesting that the Barnes was not fiscally moribund at the time of the court hearings is as much a distortion of history as recent claims that founder Albert Barnes would have been pleased with the new Philadelphia facility."