Barnes Foundation

WRTI Arts Desk
11:41 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra: Highlighting Diversity in Classical Music

Black Pearl at the Barnes

Now in its sixth season, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra continues to perform classical music in a way that reflects ethnic and gender diversity among musicians. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more. 

On Friday, March 7, 2014, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra is performing at the Barnes Foundation. The program includes Copland's Appalachian Spring and Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires featuring Luigi Mazzocchi as violin soloist.

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Creatively Speaking
8:23 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Philadelphia Celebrates Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is part of worldwide celebrations of a landmark birthday for one of America’s greatest living artists. WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports.

Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 6, 2013

The Barnes Foundation Celebrates 1st And 90th Birthdays

Main gallery at the new Barnes Foundation location in Philadelphia.

This month, The Barnes Foundation is celebrating the first anniversary of its new home in Philadelphia.  As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the Barnes is also part of worldwide celebrations of a landmark birthday for one of America’s greatest living artists.

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Creatively Speaking
11:48 am
Tue December 11, 2012

New Book On Barnes Aims To Dispel Myths

After years of controversy about its move from Merion, and just months after the Barnes Foundation has settled into its new home in Philadelphia, a new book by former Harvard University President and current Barnes board member, Neil Rudenstein has been published,  titled: The House of Barnes:  The Man, the Collection and the Controversy.

The book grew out of research Rudenstein did to inform his decision about whether he was prepared to join the newly expanded Barnes board prior to the move.  

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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.  

The Barnes Foundation website

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.

Creatively Speaking
1:52 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky--Barnes' Pres. Derek Gillman--Georg Philipp Telemann--Phila. History Museum

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky

David Patrick Stearns profiles Nikolai Lugansky. The Russian pianist performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 in concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra the weekend of February 18, 2012.

Jim Cotter speaks with Barnes Foundation President Derek Gillman as final preparations get underway on the opening of the Barnes' new home in Philadelphia.

Susan Lewis considers the 18th-century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, said to be the most prolific composer in music history.

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Creatively Speaking
1:28 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

The Barnes Foundation's New Home

WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on their design philosophy for the Barnes Foundation's new home in Center City, Philadelphia.

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Creatively Speaking
9:32 am
Wed November 25, 2009

Virtual Tour of Barnes Foundation's New Home--Society Hill Playhouse at 50--Artist Jamie Wyeth

As the Barnes Foundation begins construction on its new home on the Ben Franklin Parkway, we take a virtual tour of the new building with its creators.

Susan Lewis profiles Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. Founded in 1959 to showcase modern theater, it celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

And we listen back to a recent interview with the artist Jamie Wyeth. His series of paintings exploring the "Seven Deadly Sins" are now on view at the Brandywine River Museum.

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Creatively Speaking
9:52 am
Sat August 12, 2006

Derek Gillman

This week, a conversation with Derek Gillman, the newly appointed President of the Barnes Foundation. Gillman's written a book called The Idea of Cultural Heritage. Jason Peifer examines the art craft and science of set design, and Susan Lewis takes a look at the world of fine art photography. In our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of we visit Historic Fallsington.

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