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Barnes Art Collection Lawsuit

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Albert Barnes was a masterful art collector who founded a school centered on his priceless art collection. Now the financially troubled Philadelphia foundation that manages the school wants to break with its founder's wishes and move the collection to gallery row in downtown Philly. Joel Rose reports.



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