The big story today is that another manager at the Philadelphia Art Museum has been accused of misconduct. My colleague Allison Steele talked with people who worked for him. Also, there’s an ongoing trend of gun violence in Philly, so city leaders met to discuss next steps.

In other news, Philly and Pennsylvania are preparing in case coronavirus hits here, watch out for new parking rules involving street sweeping, and there’s a private island for sale off the New Jersey Shore.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has faced misconduct allegations about a former assistant director, Joshua Helmer. But employees say he wasn’t the only one. At an all-staff meeting, some of the 200-plus employees demanded answers about another well-paid manager, James Cincotta.

Cincotta was hired as retail director in 2015. According to interviews with current and former employees, he slapped, punched, pinched, shoved, grabbed, and verbally berated workers. They reported the behavior. But he kept his job.

Yaniyah Foster was struck in the head by a bullet Wednesday afternoon while sitting on the front step of her own home. Three men were also wounded, and police said more than 20 shots were fired. “It’s like they stole something from me,” her mother said.

Foster’s death contributes to an ongoing trend of gun violence in Philadelphia. There have been 51 homicides recorded by police so far this year. On Thursday, city officials — including new Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw — gathered at City Hall to discuss possible solutions.

In coming years, construction will be underway across from the Barnes Foundation and the Rodin Museum. The project will feature works by Alexander Calder, creator of the mobile. This new site underscores three generations of Calder family artwork as a defining factor of Philly’s cityscape.

Just don’t call it a museum. It isn’t one, said Alexander S.C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation and the artist’s grandson. He said the idea is to create a more intimate experience for viewers and allow them to get closer to the artwork. “This will not be a picture on the wall. This will be a place of introspection,” he said.

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