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“Greenwashing” is all the rage. The London Olympics were promoted as the “greenest” ever and sponsors Dow Chemical and British Petroleum (BP) stepped up to reap the publicity benefits. Now the controversial Parkway Barnes is getting a good hosing down of “greenwash.” The New York Times’ RandyKennedy reports that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) […]
Kimberly Camp, President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation 1998-2005 (Phila. Tribune) Fascinating and disturbing news came out last week about the Kimberly Camp writing that money – or the total lack thereof — wasn’t actually the reason she and her employers sought court permission to transfer the legendary Barnes art collection from Merion to Philadelphia. Weirdly […]
(photo credit Tom Crane Photography, Inc.) Philadelphia Inquirer’s Culture writer Peter Dobrin broke the news last night that Aileen Roberts (Comcast) and Joseph Neubauer (Aramark Corporation) were the unanimous choices for The Philadelphia Award. No reflection on Mr. Dobrin, but this news is about as surprising as time marching on. We won’t bore you […]
Ralph G. Wellington, Esquire The Barnes Foundation’s lawyers at Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis reacted vigorously to the Petition filed last year by Samuel C. Stretton, Esquire on behalf of Friends of the Barnes Foundation, BarnesWatch, and a number of individuals. Their Brief reminded the Court that no one other than the Pennsylvania Attorney General has legal […]
photo by Jared Castaldi for Main Line Today At the Friends of the Barnes Foundation Forum held in June 2006, historian Robert Zaller delivered a charge against Pew Charitable Trusts, the Annenberg and Lenfest Foundations, and others involved in the plan to move the Barnes art collection to Philadelphia. His message rolled over the […]
Samuel C. Stretton, Esquire. photo by Philip Lustig March 29, 2011 Judge Stanley Ott invited the participating attorneys to Courtroom B at the Montgomery County Courthouse on August 1 to explain their positions on the Barnes mess. Judge Ott didn’t call it a mess, but he could have. RalphWellington, the impeccably-groomed heavy from the […]
However obvious the slinky, slimy maneuvers of the Barnes Movers aka Philly-stines, it’s not at all easy to bring the matter before the the court. But the Friends’ lawyer, Samuel C. Stretton, found a way. In the movie “The Art of the Steal,” Sam saw and heard former Pennsylvania Attorney General bragging about how he strong-armed […]