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Barnes Foundation President Steps Down

Derek Gillman, the 60-year-old Brit who led the Barnes Foundation on its acrimonious journey from Merion to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is stepping down today […]

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The One Upside to Being a Philly High Schooler

Don’t move out of the city yet, 30something gentrifiers! Looks like there’s a perk to being a high school student in Philadelphia after all!

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Pittsburgh Art Exhibit Is Giving People Seizures

The Frick collections. The Carnegie Museum of Art. Andy Warhol. Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. We have to admit that Pittsburgh, for all its yinzerness, has some […]

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How Much Were Gov. Corbett’s Free Barnes Tickets Actually Worth?

NewsWorks has a story about the different ways Pennsylvania public officials account for the free stuff they frequently get. You would’ve paid $5,000 to get […]

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This One Guy Really Hates the Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation has a pretty stellar rating on TripAdvisor.com. Out of 471 reviews, only 19 were negative. And of those 19, a particularly incendiary […]

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Barnes to Host First Contemporary Art Exhibit Since Opening

The last time the Barnes Foundation exhibited contemporary art, the year was 1923, the collection had just opened, and the reviews were disastrous. “The drawings of […]

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Barnes Raises Ticket Prices More Than 22 Percent To Keep Out The Riff-Raff

Looks like that move to the Parkway has worked out pretty well. The Barnes Foundation is raising its ticket prices from $18 to $22 for […]

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Inside the Barnes Foundation’s Attempt To Fix A Broken Piece Of Ancient History

The New York Times takes readers inside the Barnes Foundation’s attempt to fix a Greek pyxis—an earthenware box from around 750 B.C.—that was broken in […]

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New “Cultural Corridor Line” Would Speed Philadelphians Between City’s Top Attractions

The bright bloggers at the Philadelphia Planning Department offer a preview of the “Cultural Corridor Line,” a “rapid bus line” that would transfer passengers speedily […]

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Marc Vetri Opening Pizzeria Near the Barnes

Foobooz broke the news last night that Marc Vetri is planning to open a pizzeria at 20th and Callowhill. A copy of the lease for Pizzeria […]

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The Barnes on the Parkway Is a Smashing Success. Deal With It.

I saw this headline today and immediately felt like going to bed: “Controversial Barnes Foundation Passes Included in Philly’s New Hotel Promo.” It’s from a […]

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Barnes Architects’ NYC Apartment(s) Will Make You Jealous

You know who has good taste in homes? Architects. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the couple that designed the new Barnes Foundation building, are featured […]

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Lonely Planet Thinks We’re Cooler Than American Samoa

But not quite as cool as Washington’s San Juan Islands. The guidebook publisher put us at number four on its 2013 Top 10 U.S. Destinations […]

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Let’s Talk About How Ugly the Barnes Is

The Barnes Foundation used to be unique: a suis generis collection in a genus loci space (one of a kind in a place all its […]

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HughE Dillon: Philadelphia Award 2012

Joseph Neubauer, former chief executive of food services giant Aramark, and Aileen Roberts, who is actively involved in the community and Philadelphia philanthropy, received the […]