May 7, 2012
PAFA Presents PAFA And Dr. Barnes, A Special Exhibition In Celebration Of The New Barnes Foundation Opening, On View Now Through July 8
With the opening of the Barnes Foundation’s new Parkway location just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is welcoming its new neighbor with a special exhibition exploring the connection between Dr. Albert Barnes and the Academy.
On view now through July 8, PAFA and Dr. Barnes features works from PAFA’s permanent collection that relate to Barnes’ tastes and philosophy, as well as works by his friends (such as Philadelphia-born realist painter William J. Glackens) and items from the PAFA Archives.
Dr. Barnes’ ties to PAFA date back to 1923 when he first revealed the richness of his modern European art collection to the American public at the Academy. Drawn to PAFA by the presence of its progressive faculty members, Dr. Barnes allowed 75 paintings and sculptures from his collection to be shown at PAFA that year.
PAFA and Dr. Barnes includes letters, photographs and ephemera related to the 1923 exhibition and also features present works of art that reveal links between PAFA and Barnes, adding a rich historical context to the May 19 opening of the Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. More details on that here.
PAFA and Dr. Barnes
When: Now through July 8
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street
Cost: Adults $15, Seniors (60+) and students $8, Youth (13-18) $6, Children (12 and under) Free
More info: www.pafa.org