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March 12, 2012

Coming Attraction: Brand New Ellsworth Kelly Sculpture Officially Approved For The Grounds Of The Barnes On The Parkway

The brand new Barnes Foundation campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway opens to the public on May 19. The design plans for the 93,000-square-foot building include a changing exhibition gallery, conservation lab, auditorium, library, gift shop and 50-seat café with a courtyard for outdoor dining. Now comes word that a special sculpture designed by Ellsworth Kelly, a stainless steel blade rising 40 feet, has been approved for the campus. It will stand at the head of a reflecting pool on the north side of the building, with the water reflecting it, much like the Washington Monument in D.C. We can’t wait to welcome the Barnes to its new home. [Barnes Foundation]

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