Barnes Foundation

By Marian Betancourt When I lived in Philadelphia for two years in the 1990s I missed New York. Although I enjoyed the art museum and the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia didn’t seem as vibrant as my native city. Well, that view has been quashed forever by a recent visit during

By Bobbie Leigh Architects Todd Williams and Billie Tsien’s new Barnes Foundation in downtown Philadelphia is never referred to as a museum, but rather a campus. The modernist building, glass and stone, crisp and cool, has two personalities: one- 21st century and the other, a time warp recreation of the