In his article "Barnes Foundation Joins Philadelphia Museum's Franklin Parkway 'Culture Gulch,'" Richard Carreno, of the Examiner Philadelphia illustrates the "ongoing makings of the Barnes Foundation museum kabuki." Carreno also gives a first hand account of the bizarre Barnes groundbreaking ceremony that took place in November, 2009, and points out the lack of any real progress since.
"Thanks to the Foundation's website, interested parties can also keep visually au courant with building progress. Yes, the foundation has installed a Parkway Webcam, updated every 15 minutes. It's something like watching water boil. Substitute water for a spade digging a hole."Read the full post here. Don't forget to sign our petition if you haven't already.
"Day by day, at the corner of 21st Street, it's the city's most culture-vulture public building project, a 'Barnes raising' like no other. Sorry, Albert. Your 'playpen' has, too, gone all Establishment."