I lived three miles from the original Barnes Foundation gallery for most of my adult life and never visited. As a journalist, I reported and edited countless stories about the controversies surrounding the Barnes. We moved to the Chesapeake several years ago and watched the building of the new gallery on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from afar. We reserved tickets for a visit in 2012, but that was the weekend Super Storm Sandy was on her way so we canceled and headed home. This year, we finally made it and we are so glad we did. I am still on Art Overload. The shear numbers are overwhelming. To start, there are 181 Renoirs in the collection. Works by Matisse, Cezanne, VanGogh, Gauguin, Modigliani and Picasso are everywhere. We spent almost three hours in the gallery and just scratched the surface. We need to make the Barnes a regular stop on our visits to Philadelphia.