Vision and intelligence,” Barnes wrote, “are
co-implicative, neither is possible without the other, and all growth
involves their interaction."
With all due respect to the blind, I do think that Barnes understood that there is a relationship between vision and intelligence and tried to capture this in his art museum. The Barnes's indenture of trust stipulates that the paintings in the collection be kept "in exactly the places they are". The relationships between the objects in the collections was meant to be educational.