Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Barnes Foundation stays in Merion... but the Renoirs, Cezannes and Picassos go to Philly

Barnes Foundation executive director and president Derek Gillman announced today that the Foundation will be investing "more than $300,000 to "revitalize" the 12-acre arboretum on the grounds of the former Barnes Collection home." He also said that the home will continue to house the Foundation's archives, which will be more available to scholars. But the announcement was more noteworthy for what the director did not say: that the art would be staying in Merion. The Renoirs, Cezannes and Picassos will move to Philly and the move is scheduled for July 3.

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