Tuesday, December 10, 2019
At the Barnes
One of the other things we did in Philadelphia, was to visit the Barnes Foundation, which is a museum containing the entire collection of mostly Impressionistic paintings collected by Albert C. Barnes, starting back in 1912. On the way in to the museum, I stopped to see this sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly called the "Barnes Totem." It is a huge sculpture of stainless steel. The museum itself is really interesting because Albert Barnes had all his paintings on display in his mansion in a suburb of Philadelphia. The paintings were all moved to this brand new museum filled with exact replicas of each room in his mansion, with the paintings in the exact position they were in, in his home.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:07 PM