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(An art class in one of the galleries at the Barnes Foundation's previous location in Merion, Pa.   Photo provided by Barnes Foundation)

Lincoln University Takes Steps To Enhance Partnership With The Barnes Foundation

Even as Saadia Lawton came to Lincoln University two years ago to teach art, she couldn’t figure out why the school had never developed a nationally known program in visual arts and museum studies.

08/12/2012

The Barnes Foundation (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Former CEO: Barnes Foundation Wasn’t Bankrupt Before Move To Parkway

The Friends of the Barnes, the group that did not want to see the Barnes Foundation relocated from Merion to Museum Row, is furious that the former CEO of the institution now claims it wasn’t broke.

07/03/2012

(GPTMC president Meryl Levitz announces tourism figures at a Barnes Foundation press conference.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Sets A Tourism Record

More people are visiting Philadelphia than ever, according to a new report by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.

06/20/2012

Stigall Show Log 5.21.12

Chris discusses the opening of the new Barnes Foundation, the passing of Barry Gibb and Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney’s plan to use inmates to pick up litter. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about how religion will be used in the Presidential Campaign, to Keegan Gibson, from Politics PA, about the case against Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, and to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about getting kicked out of a game last week.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/21/2012

The Barnes Foundation (Credit: Steve Tawa)

The New Barnes Foundation Opens Its Doors To The Public

Philadelphia’s latest cultural star has opened its doors to the multi-billion dollar art collection of Albert Barnes at a brand new Center City campus.

05/18/2012

(An art class in one of the galleries at the Barnes Foundation's previous location in Merion, Pa.   Photo provided by Barnes Foundation)

Philadelphia’s New Jewel: The Barnes, Part 5

Derek Gillman, executive director of the Barnes Foundation, says the new home includes a state-of-the-art lighting system which will enable visitors to see the art in a more natural setting.

05/18/2012

(Robert Zaller, of the group "Friends of the Barnes," speaking at a 2006 forum opposing the move of the foundation and its collection to Philadelphia.  Image from Youtube)

Philadelphia’s New Jewel: The Barnes, Part 4

“My assumption is that the Barnes, under the current business model, must fail,” says Robert Zaller, a longtime opponent of the Barnes’ move to Philadelphia.

05/17/2012

(Reporters got a rare opportunity to conduct television interviews inside the galleries of the Barnes Foundation, at its new Philadelphia site.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Rays of Light Shine Into the Barnes Museum at Its New Philadelphia Location

In advance of the building dedication ceremony later this week, the Barnes Foundation offered reporters and photographers a sneak peek at the collection in its new Philadelphia home, to get a feel for the experience.

05/16/2012

(Jay Raymond, center of photo in dark coat, takes part in a protest outside a fence on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway announcing the new site of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.  Credit: 'Save The Barnes')

Philadelphia’s New Jewel: The Barnes, Part 3

“If you think of it (the Merion campus) as a work of art, and sort of think of the paintings as jewels and the gardens as the setting, what’s happened now is that these jewels have been removed from its setting,” says Jay Raymond about the move to Philadelphia.

05/16/2012

(Artist's rendering of a portion of the grounds around the new Barnes Museum, on the Benj. Franklin Parkway.)

Philadelphia’s New Jewel: The Barnes, Part 2

Laurie Olin, who led the design of the new museum’s landscape on the 4½-acre downtown site, says he was mindful of the mandate to make the new place both an institution within a garden and a garden in a gallery.

05/15/2012

(Architect's rendering provided by Barnes Foundation.)

Philadelphia’s New Jewel: The Barnes, Part 1

When architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien drew up plans for the new home of the $25-billion Barnes collection, they knew it had to copy the scale, proportion, and configuration of the original Merion galleries, built in the 1920s.

05/14/2012

(A construction worker watches as Ellsworth Kelly, standing in front of his 40-foot sculpture, addresses attendees at Tuesday's installation.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Ultra-Modern Sculpture Installed As Guidepost Outside Barnes Museum

The Barnes Foundation, about to open in mid-May on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has installed a major new piece of art.

04/10/2012

(Artist's rendering of the new Barnes Foundation home in Philadelphia.)

Barnes Museum Tickets Go On Sale To An Eager Public

Tickets went on sale to the general public on Thursday morning, and several dates are already sold out.

03/15/2012

An artist's rendering on the new Barnes Foundation building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (Photo provided by the Barnes Foundation)

Judge Rules ‘Friends Of The Barnes’ Must Pay For Foundation’s Legal Fees

Another page in the long controversy over the Barnes Foundation and it’s move to Center City. A judge has ruled that the Friends of the Barnes and it’s attorney must pay for the Foundation’s legal fees.

03/12/2012

(rendering of 'The Barnes Totem' outside of the Barnes Foundation's new building) (credit: the Barnes Foundation)

Contemporary Master Ellsworth Kelly Commissioned To Design Abstract Sculpture At Barnes Foundation

A contemporary master’s work will occupy a high-profile spot near the entrance to the Barnes Foundation’s new building, about to open in mid-May, on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

03/07/2012

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