The New "Barnes"
I've read most of the reviews now and am convinced I will most likely thoroughly enjoy visiting the new location of the art collected originally by Dr. Albert Barnes and installed in a very particular way and designed to be experienced via precise instructions at his home outside Philadelphia. What I'm also sure of, though, is that the new museum has no business using the good doctor's name in affiliation with what was clearly against his wishes.
Arguments can and have been made that art is for posterity and that no megalomaniac has the right to dictate to future generations how they have to view work that belongs to all of humankind. And while I'd agree with that, I think a stronger argument can be made that no one has the right to co-opt another person's vision, let alone their name, in the service of something they would have strongly objected to.
Call it the Philadelphia Museum of "whatever will draw the most tourists," but no one has the right to call it "The Barnes" in my opinion. At least respect the man's wishes enough to divorce his name from a venture he was crystal clear he opposed.