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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

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Parkway Museums Anticipate Drop In Attendance During Made In America Concert

As “Made in America” is set to bring thousands to the Parkway over the holiday weekend, Gail Harrity, CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has a simple message: the museum is open for business.

08/13/2013

The Barnes Foundation has decided to change its ticket package and pricing structure, by including audio guide devices for each visitor. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Barnes Museum Admission Goes Up But Bonus Audio Tour Added

The Barnes Foundation has decided to change its ticket package and pricing structure, by including audio guide devices for each visitor.

04/14/2013

(Artworks by Jill Baker Gower, Nikolaj Christensen, and Kiwon Wang, all of whom have pieces in the Art Alliance's "Shop on the Square."  Photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: More Unique Local Holiday Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts for someone special, take a peek at what our local museum gift shops have to offer.

12/02/2012

(Brian Jenkins providing testimony) (credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

City Begins Enforcement Of Ban On Outdoor Feeding Programs

The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland took effect on Friday.

06/01/2012

(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

(File photo: a group of people being given free meals at a parkland location in Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Ban On Feeding Homeless Along Ben Franklin Parkway Delayed

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.

05/14/2012

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

Homeless React To Proposed Ban On Feeding Along Ben Franklin Parkway

Many homeless who take advantage of the generosity of volunteers feeding them along the parkway say the ban is all about the money.

05/14/2012

(Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Popular Tourist Bus Loop Back In A Phlash

The Phlash Downtown Loop returns for the 2012 season, beginning on Friday, with a couple of new destinations.

05/04/2012

(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

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