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Benedict Leca of the  Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Judith Dolkart of the Barnes, with one of many Cézanne paintings featuring human skulls.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Cézanne, Showcased at the Barnes

Apples and human skulls (!) are featured in the still lifes of Paul Cézanne, in a new exhibition opening June 22nd at the Barnes Foundation.

06/15/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Barnes Arboretum Now Open Weekends

Two years ago the artwork of the Barnes Foundation moved down to the Parkway, but the Arboretum – still in Merion and well-worth visiting – is now open weekends through August.

05/06/2014

(A docent instructs Philadelphia students using part of the Barnes Foundation's extraordinary collection.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Drug Firm Glaxo Underwrites Art Training Programs For Phila. Schoolkids

Thousands of economically disadvantaged Philadelphia students will be able to explore and develop an appreciation for art at the Barnes Foundation, thanks to an endowment gift from the global pharmacuetical giant.

04/23/2014

Pedagogy BoyBoy 2003 by Yinka Shonibare. (Credit - Photograph 2012 The Barnes Foundation.)

Yinka Shonibare’s ‘Magic Ladders’ At The Barnes

The Barnes Foundation brings British artist Yinka Shonibare and his exhibit, “Magic Ladders,” to Philadelphia for a three month showing, starting with a kickoff party and meet-and-greet with the artist on January 24th.

01/25/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Grow Your Gardening Knowledge At The Barnes

Since gardeners aren’t so busy in winter, it’s a good time to take a class, and the Arboretum School of the Barnes Foundation offers a variety of classes and workshops.

01/13/2014

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Kidcasting From the Barnes Foundation’s Family Concert

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Barnes Foundation’s First Family Concernt in Philadelphia on October 27th, 2013.    

10/28/2013

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Plant Sales Just In Time For Mother’s Day

Most gardeners find it hard to resist stopping in at special plant sales, like two this weekend in the Philadelphia area.

05/06/2013

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Eye On The Arts: Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit

Kelly is an abstract artist who came to see the installation of his wall sculptures, which are on exhibit at the Barnes Foundation this summer.

05/02/2013

(Artitst Ellsworth Kelly and museum curator Judith Dolkart stand in front of his "Sculpture for a Large Wall."  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Barnes Museum Brings In a New Artist, Contemporary Albeit Temporary

Beginning May 4th and running though Labor Day, the Barnes will host its first solo exhibit of contemporary art, and the first outside show in 90 years.

04/30/2013

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Horticulture Classes At Barnes Arboretum

The Arboretum School of the Barnes Foundation is where I went to learn more about horticulture – and you can too.

04/15/2013

Giorgio de Chirico
Italian, 1888–1978
Dr. Albert C. Barnes, 1926
Oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 29 in. (92.7 x 73.7 cm)
BF805
Photo © 2013 The Barnes Foundation
(Credit: Barnes Foundation)

Barnes Foundation Defends Decision To Dismantle Exhibit On Founder

Critics of the move from Merion to Museum Row say they should have a permanent display about Barnes and his work.

04/05/2013

(credit: Chris Lee)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Announce Partnership

For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia will collaborate on a production which will be presented in 2014.

03/25/2013

Eakins Oval, in its current configuration, is used as a parking
lot for Art Museum visitors. (Credit: Plan Philly)

Plan For Ben Franklin Parkway Envisions ‘More Park, Less Way’

Deputy Mayor for environmental and community resources Michael DiBerardinis says recent improvements have been remarkable, including $20 million in streetscape improvements, the new Barnes Foundation, the renovated Rodin Museum, Sister Cities Park and the restored Logan Square.

02/04/2013

Matt Cameron, Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam perform at the 'Made in America' concert on Labor Day weekend. (Credit: Maria Ives)

GPTMC Ranks Top Five Weekends Of 2012

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation has made a list of the five biggest weekends of 2012.

12/31/2012

(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

2012 Year in Review: Food Handouts Create Controversy in Philadelphia

Just two months before the Barnes Foundation moved into its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city passed a law banning curbside feedings. The move sparked immediate controversy.

12/29/2012

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