BECAUSE the Barnes Foundation is an art collection, people overlook its important history: Matisse visited and designed a mural for it.
If any city could appreciate preserving history, you'd think it was Philadelphia. We could move Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell to Washington, making it easier for tourists to see more American history in one place. Maybe it would draw more tourists and money. But it would be just as stupid as moving the Barnes.
Wayne Bremser, San Francisco