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Inquirer Letters Extra: Exclusive taste in art patrons

My religion, Islam, has taught me to love my fellow human beings, be loyal to my country, look out for the poor, and help the needy.

Inquirer Letters Extra: Exclusive taste in art patrons

Visitors at the Barnes. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer  )
Visitors at the Barnes. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

Now those who have hijacked the Barnes Foundation art collection are increasing admission prices by approximately 20 percent. Given reports of unprecedented interest and attendance, why would prices be hiked? Clearly, the motivation is to keep the riffraff out and get a better class of visitor. Once again, nevermind what collection founder Albert C. Barnes wanted: art education for the working class. Perish the thought. Better to have trust-fund babies. But I expect this latest transgression to be ignored, with the only authority that can do anything about it - the state Attorney General's Office - remaining peacefully asleep at the switch.

Mark D. Schwartz, Bryn Mawr

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