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The Art of the Steal

(2009) Not Yet Rated 101min.
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Born into a working-class family in Philadelphia, Albert C. Barnes was a man who through hard work and determination became a doctor and medical researcher, founding a successful pharmaceutical firm that made him a multimillionaire. Read More
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April 16, 2010
This is a must see movie . As a supporter of the arts, I am embarassed that I had not followed this situation. I knew that The Barnes Museum was a very special place, similar, in many ways, to Boston's jewel, The Gardner. How sad for Philadelphia that they would rather 'rape; their treasures and do such an injustice to a man's will, rather than hire PR people to bring more tourism into Philly
March 21, 2010
Very well done and illuminating. A look into the politics of art and how these politicians and public "charitable" organizations gain power at the expense of what they are purported to save. Barnes had noble ideas about art education and immersion and to see this dismantled is cause for concern.

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