The New York Times cites state-of-the-art lighting and avoidance of plastic fakeness as winning points of the new Barnes Museum, which opened in Philadelphia this week.
Barnes’s exuberant vision of art as a relatively egalitarian aggregate of the fine, the decorative and the functional comes across more clearly, justifying its perpetuation with a new force.
As a result, his quirky institution is suddenly on the verge of becoming the prominent and influential national treasure that it has long deserved to be. It is also positioned to make an important contribution to the way we look at and think about art.
Original source: The New York Times
Read the full story here