May 10, 2012
Woodmere Art Museum Presents Salvatore Pinto: A Retrospective Celebrating the Barnes Legacy, On Display Starting May 12
In celebration of the Barnes Opening, the Woodmere Art Museum presents a special exhibition featuring the work of Salvatore Pinto, who was part of a Philadelphia-based family of artists that Dr. Barnes favored and collected.
Opening this Saturday, May 12, Salvatore Pinto: A Retrospective Celebrating the Barnes Legacy offers a comprehensive view of the work of Salvatore, with examples of works by his brothers Angelo and Biagio to honor an essential transatlantic link between Philadelphia and European modernism.
Born in Italy in 1905, Salvatore Pinto attended the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and worked in many media including painting, printmaking, photography, theatrical and furniture design.
Paintings by the Pinto brothers remain in the Barnes’s famous collection and will be on view once it opens in its new home on the Parkway. Follow our Barnes countdown coverage here.
Bonus: On Saturday, May 19 from 1-4 p.m., the Woodmere will host a free Open House, so be sure to swing by.
Salvatore Pinto: A Retrospective Celebrating the Barnes Legacy
When: May 12-July 15; Free Open House May 19
Where: Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue
Cost: $10 adults; $7 seniors; Free for students, children and museum members
More info: www.woodmereartmuseum.org