Just Why Did Locals Decide To Fight For Barnes?

Neigbors of the Barnes Collection had been silent. Indeed, they had complained for years about traffic around the Barnes. But now, as the art collection appears headed to Philadelphia, loal officials have a change of heart. “No one in the suburban coalition seems quite sure what has brought the about-face. It may be a change of elected officials in some of the government offices. It may be that the hot embers of the old fights have cooled. It may be that, by lagging in its political efforts to gain ownership of a new site in Philadelphia, the Barnes itself has left open the door for suburban second thoughts.”