Derek Gillman

New Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation Thom Collins will take over in March, after a national search by its Board of Trustees. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Meet The Next Director Of The Barnes Foundation, Thom Collins

Thom Collins is described by the search committee as ‘a national leader in the visual arts, and is recognized for his expertise and breadth of knowledge in education and art history.’


(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Barnes Foundation Director Leaves For Drexel University

The man who led the move of the Barnes Foundation from Merion to Museum Row in Philadelphia is stepping down to become a visiting professor at Drexel University.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Opening Day For Barnes Museum in Philadelphia: Next May 19th

The opening date was announced even as a Montgomery County judge deliberates on whether the move from Merion is legal.