Barnes Foundation

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THE ONE: Curator Avis Berman on William Glackens’s Family Group

Writer and art historian Avis Berman is the curator of The Barnes Foundation‘s latest exhibit, “William Glackens.”  William Glackens was a Philadelphia-born painter and friend of […]

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10 Things To Do In Philly This Weekend: Tig Notaro Live, First Friday, A New Barnes Exhibit, First Person Arts Festival and More

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DO THIS: Friday Nights At The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation has announced a new event, Friday Nights at The Barnes, a swanky way to kick off your weekend. From now through September 19th, […]

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Barnes Architects and “Skyspace” Artist to Receive National Medal of Arts

Newsworks reports that President Obama will award the National Medal of Arts to Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, architects of the new Barnes Foundation (as […]

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Barnes Foundation’s The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne Trustee and Supporter Dinner

Last week the Barnes Foundation hosted an intimate dinner party for their trustees and supporters of their new exhibit “The World Is an Apple: The […]

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Meet the Barnes Foundation’s Celebrity Twinsies

I’ll be the first to admit that the probably-expired yogurt in my fridge has more culture than I do. I barely made it out of […]

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Aramark Exec to Lead Barnes Foundation Board

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Aramark chairman Joseph Neubauer has been chosen to replace Bernard Watson as chairman of the Barnes Foundation Board. Watson […]

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First Friday Picks: Superior Machines, Global Patterns and Cupcakes

Before another stupid storm comes and makes us all squirrel away at home for far too long, get out and see some art. Tonight the […]

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Young Professionals: Global Glam! at the Barnes Foundation

On Friday night, January 31st, young professionals gathered for Global Glam! to celebrate the Barnes Foundation’s newly commissioned works by contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. […]

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Parkway’s Family Court Building Now Has 3 Luxury Hotel Proposals

In October 2012, the city’s Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) issued a Request for Qualifications from developers for the acquisition of the Family Court Building […]

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For Sale: The Former Home of Albert Barnes, the Man Behind the Barnes Foundation

It took Dr. Michael Toaff and his wife five minutes to decide they were going to buy Albert Barnes’s Merion estate in 1988. That was […]

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Anthony Bourdain Hanging With Chefs as He Films The Layover

After dinner at Amis, Anthony Bourdain has turned up at Dirty Frank’s with Han Chiang (Han Dynasty) and Peter McAndrews (Paesano’s, Modo Mio, Monsu, Popolino, […]

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Fairmount Celebrates Barnes Foundation Opening With Restaurant Week

Restaurants around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are teaming up to create Fairmount Restaurant Week. Local restaurants will be celebrating the city’s art scene by providing […]

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Boozing At The Barnes: Would You Like A Glass Of Chili Pepper And Gin With Your Matisse?

If you’re going to be attending any of the Barnes Foundation’s opening festivities (or just popping in for a look in the next say, five […]

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Milk & Honey Coming to the Parkway

Mauro Daigle and Annie Baum-Stein of Milk & Honey Market in West Philadelphia are opening an offshoot of their popular spot on the Benjamin Franklin […]