Christopher Knight: Barnes Move a “gut-wrenching tragedy”
I haven’t posted much (actually none at all) on the Barnes Foundation move mainly because of the overwhelming response to this spectacle by other bloggers and writers. However, if you’re still unsure of what exactly is going on in Pennsylvania (and I’m not just talking about art here), the LA Times’ Christopher Knight congratulates the Weekly Standard’s art critic, Lance Esplund, for what Knight calls a “splendid service” to readers for informing them on the tragedy of the Barnes move. Knight zeroes in on “Pennsylvania blockheads” specifically because, as he sees it, the move hinges on the tourist-trap misconception that crowds equal in-depth appreciation. Tough to argue with that conclusion.