Tuesday, December 01, 2015

"More than a million people have visited The Barnes Foundation since the art museum moved to Philadelphia from a suburb in May 2012."

"That's almost three times the number of visitors who saw its extensive collection in its former home in the five years before the relocation."

The AP:  Barnes art museum looks to build on successful move.

But ... theft!

Related:  Julia Halperin in The Art Newspaper:  How the Barnes Foundation is reinventing itself.  Among other things, "[o]ver the next five years, the Barnes plans to launch its first formal exhibition programme, commission new work by contemporary artists, digitise its archive and open up its collection to scholars."

But ... conspiracy!

Also related:  Barnes Foundation announces free weekday admission for college and university students.

It's an outrage, I tell you.