The Barnes Has Been In Center City Philadelphia For Five Years – How Has It Worked Out? Very, Very Well

“In its new [Benjamin Franklin] Parkway location, the Barnes has met or exceeded virtually every revenue, fund-raising, and attendance projection made in 2010 before the move. More than 1.4 million visitors have made their way to the new Barnes, according to foundation officials. … ‘Membership,’ said Thomas Collins, executive director and president, ‘is off the […]

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Art Behind The Scenes: How Paintings Get Framed, Sculptures Get Forged, And Art Gets Moved Around And Installed

“With a sense of craft and care comparable to that of the artists whose work they tend, art-service professionals play a crucial role in making sure artworks get where they need to go, in preserved condition and suited to be seen in the proper light. … ARTnews visited art services in and around New York […]

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Norman Rockwell’s Sons File Motion To Block Berkshire Museum’s Sale Of Their Dad’s Work

The plaintiffs in the case include Thomas, Jaris and Peter Rockwell, the sons of Norman Rockwell, who object to the sale of two of their father’s works, Shuffleton’s Barber Shop (1950) and Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop (1940), which the artist gave to the museum. Both paintings are due to be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York American […]

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Inside The Sprawling, Controversial Museum Of The Bible

It’s the brainchild of the evangelical Christian who owns Hobby Lobby and whose company paid a $3 million fine for intentionally mislabeling smuggled ancient Iraqi artifacts, and it’s opening soon. “Organisers contend that the museum is non-partisan, non-sectarian and educational rather than evangelical, appealing to people of all faiths or no faith. … But that […]

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