The Barnes Foundation has decided to change its ticket package and pricing structure, by including audio guide devices for each visitor.
If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts for someone special, take a peek at what our local museum gift shops have to offer.
The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland took effect on Friday.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Two months after Mayor Michael Nutter announced a ban on public feeding of the homeless on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the new policy has yet to take effect.
Many homeless who take advantage of the generosity of volunteers feeding them along the parkway say the ban is all about the money.
The Phlash Downtown Loop returns for the 2012 season, beginning on Friday, with a couple of new destinations.
The Barnes Foundation, about to open in mid-May on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has installed a major new piece of art.
Tickets went on sale to the general public on Thursday morning, and several dates are already sold out.
Barnes Project Manager Philip Ryan says the floor in the primary event space incorporates endangered South American boards that could have wound up in a landfill.
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