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Plan to Move Art Collection Sparks Protests

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Plan to Move Art Collection Sparks Protests

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Plan to Move Art Collection Sparks Protests

Plan to Move Art Collection Sparks Protests

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The Barnes collection is perhaps the most famous private art collection in the world, worth more than $6 billion. The art is now on the verge of leaving its longtime home in the suburbs for a location in downtown Philadelphia. Critics call the plan a corporate takeover and a play for tourism dollars. And a group of students is asking a judge to let them argue their case in court. Hear Joel Rose, of member station WHYY.