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Art Experts Eye Battle over Barnes Collection

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Art Experts Eye Battle over Barnes Collection

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Art Experts Eye Battle over Barnes Collection

Art Experts Eye Battle over Barnes Collection

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Hearings this week considered whether the nearly bankrupt Barnes Foundation will be allowed to move the private art collection to a new museum in downtown Philadelphia. The collection's late donor had stipulated that the art remain in a suburban location. Museums and collectors wonder what the case might mean for future donations. Joel Rose of member station WHYY reports.