Albert Barnes

WRTI Arts Desk
7:28 am
Mon February 9, 2015

The Artist Who Launched Albert Barnes' Collection With A Trip To Paris and $20,000

William Glackens. Cape Cod Pier, 1908. Oil on canvas, 26 x 32 in. (66 x 81.3 cm). Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University; Gift of an Anonymous Donor


Among those who have shaped Philadelphia’s cultural landscape is someone who not only created his own art, but also influenced the development of the now-renowned Barnes collection in the early 20th century. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on realist painter and Barnes confidant William Glackens (1870-1938).

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News & Views
2:30 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

The Barnes Foundation: The Legacy Continues in Center City, Philadelphia

The extraordinary art collection created by the late Dr. Albert C. Barnes has moved from his suburban mansion in Merion, PA to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the role of the new Barnes in continuing the legacy of its founder.   

We hear from architect Todd Williams, landscape architect Laurie Olin, Barnes President Derek Gillman, and Joseph Neubauer, vice chair of the Barnes Foundation's Board of Trustees.  

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Creatively Speaking
11:15 am
Sat May 19, 2012

The Barnes Foundation Opens In Philadelphia

As the Barnes Foundation opens its new Philadelphia home, WRTI's Jim Cotter speak with Joseph Neubauer, vice chair of the Barnes' Board of Trustees.