After posting yesterday, I received this cordial communique' from Friends of the Barnes. It is always fascinating to see who is reading.
Hello, Mr. Sportsman.
My son forwarded a link to your post about your visit to The Barnes, which I found very refreshing. I just wanted to let you know that information about the on-going controversy is available on the Friends of the Barnes Foundation website http://www.barnesfriends.org . I also thought you might not be aware (because almost no one is) that The Barnes in Merion is eligible for National Historic Landmark status, but only if it remains intact – with the art collection. A PDF of an Assessment of the site commissioned by Friends of the Barnes Foundation is attached.
With kind regards,
Friends of the Barnes Foundation