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Barnes Foundation: Part 2
series: Drexel Interview
air date: 8/01/13 11:00 AM
This is the second part of a two-part episode at the site of the Barnes Foundation in its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The Barnes, founded by physician, self-made millionaire and art collector Albert C. Barnes in 1922, is a museum and school that houses one of the most important collections of Impressionist, Postimpressionist, and Modernist art in the world. Its move from it original home in Merion, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia's "museum mile" has been a lightning rod for controversy in the art world. Now the move is complete. In this second episode on the Foundation, host Paula Marantz Cohen will talk to Director Derek Gillman about the importance of the Foundation holdings and will tour the collection with Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart. Dolkart and Cohen will walk through the main galleries and discuss individual paintings and the philosophy behind their arrangement and presentation.
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