Category Archives: Collecting

Last Chance in Merion

For years I’ve been writing that this may be the very last chance to see the Barnes Foundation collection in its original home in Merion, Pa., but it looks like this is really really that last chance. The Foundation’s website … Continue reading

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Jewel of Pennsylvania

As the Barnes Foundation gears up for its 2012 move from Merion Township to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, I remember a trip I took there a few years ago: a last chance to view the collection in its … Continue reading

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Going Postal

Henri Rousseau painted his amazing jungle scenes while working  as a tax collector in Paris. Herb Vogel worked as a postal clerk and his wife, Dorothy, worked as a librarian as they managed to build an impressive art collection. Labyrinth … Continue reading

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