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The Barnes Foundation (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Former CEO: Barnes Foundation Wasn’t Bankrupt Before Move To Parkway

The Friends of the Barnes, the group that did not want to see the Barnes Foundation relocated from Merion to Museum Row, is furious that the former CEO of the institution now claims it wasn’t broke.


(Robert Zaller, of the group "Friends of the Barnes," speaking at a 2006 forum opposing the move of the foundation and its collection to Philadelphia.  Image from Youtube)

Philadelphia’s New Jewel: The Barnes, Part 4

“My assumption is that the Barnes, under the current business model, must fail,” says Robert Zaller, a longtime opponent of the Barnes’ move to Philadelphia.


(Reporters got a rare opportunity to conduct television interviews inside the galleries of the Barnes Foundation, at its new Philadelphia site.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Rays of Light Shine Into the Barnes Museum at Its New Philadelphia Location

In advance of the building dedication ceremony later this week, the Barnes Foundation offered reporters and photographers a sneak peek at the collection in its new Philadelphia home, to get a feel for the experience.


An artist's rendering on the new Barnes Foundation building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (Photo provided by the Barnes Foundation)

Judge Rules ‘Friends Of The Barnes’ Must Pay For Foundation’s Legal Fees

Another page in the long controversy over the Barnes Foundation and it’s move to Center City. A judge has ruled that the Friends of the Barnes and it’s attorney must pay for the Foundation’s legal fees.


(Artitst's rendering of the new Barnes Museum, now under construction on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.)

Montgomery County Judge To Decide Whether To Lift Sanctions Against Friends Of The Barnes

Montgomery County judge will decide whether to lift the financial sanctions that were levied against the group that continues to fight the move of the Barnes Foundation from Lower Merion to Philadelphia.