July 13, 2012
WHYY To Exclusively Air The Barnes Collection Documentary, A High-Definition, In-Depth Look At Dr. Albert Barnes And His Acclaimed Art Collection, On Friday, August 3
The Barnes Collection tells the story of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and his priceless art collection, considered among the world’s greatest, now on view in its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The 60-minute documentary uses compelling historic footage and impressive high-definition footage to detail the design and construction of the new Barnes building in Center City, and allow viewers to get extremely up close and personal with the foundation’s artworks. So close, in fact, that “viewers will be able to discern the weaving of the canvas and see brushstrokes,” according to WHYY.
The Barnes Collection will also feature digital animation, which will take viewers from Merion through the architect’s drawings to the Parkway location.
In conjunction with the screening, WHYY is running a very cool sweepstakes. Details below.
Enter online now through August 3 by answering the daily trivia question about The Barnes Foundation, the art collection, the life of Albert Barnes and more. ive winners will be drawn at random from the total number of entries received.
The first winner drawn, the grand prize winner, will receive a “Barnes Breakfast Package” at the Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia. This includes accommodations for one night for two people, overnight valet parking and delicious breakfast for two. It also includes a one year, contributor-level membership to The Barnes Foundation, as well as the DVD.
Four other winners will each win the DVD of “The Barnes Collection.”
In addition, there will be one bonus winner for the greatest number of entries/trivia questions answered correctly. That winner will win a “supporter-level” membership to the Barnes for one year.
Check out this interview with the film’s producers to learn even more, and make sure to set your DVR for Friday, August 3 at 9 p.m.
WHYY: The Barnes Collection Screening
When: Friday, August 3, 9 p.m.
More info: www.whyy.org