PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The doors are now closed at the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, ahead of the art collection’s move to its new home on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
For some on Sunday, it was a first and last visit to the Barnes as Albert Barnes designed it.READ MORE: Washington Township High School On Lockdown After Anonymous Threat
Pat Hoberg was already looking forward to the next time. “This is my first time ever coming here, and I do think it was interesting to see it as he set it up. And I’m curious to see what will happen when it moves into its new location.”READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf To Announce Efforts To Address Environmental Justice In Low-Income Communities
That new location will mimic the current layout, but afford easier access and improved lighting. The original set-up had its challenges, as Barbara Grenell discovered:
“I think it’s bittersweet. I think there’s a lot that you can’t see, because of the way it’s hung, and the way the lighting is.”MORE NEWS: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
An August court date could, but isn’t expected to, prevent the separation of the art collection from its first home.
Reported By Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio