All Things Considered uses the Art of the Steal documentary to explore the idea of conspiracy to move the Barnes. It’s funny to hear the way the argument is framed. Clearly Philadelphia’s civic boosters had a strong interest in moving the Barnes. That could easily be framed as a conspiracy; it could also be seen as small city trying to make the most of its assets.
Here lies the most interesting aspect of the Barnes controversy. Let’s let the movie’s producer raise the point:
“It’s not our story, it’s his story,” Joyce says. “He left an indenture of trust. And that was the blueprint. It was important to bring him to life and tell the story as he would want it told.”Continue Reading