Red menace

    Vandals spray-painted a Friends of the Barnes lawn sign hours before a holiday party for donors at the Barnes Foundation in Merion Station.

    The Inquirer’s article details the reaction of the couple who awoke to the red scrawl obscuring their large lawn sign. The sign, an illustration of founder Albert C. Barnes, read: “Why spend hundreds of millions on a faux Barnes when we have the original?”

    The Barnes art collection is set to be housed on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Construction of the new building is underway.

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