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Essential Impressionist

PHILADELPHIA — French painter Berthe Morisot made her marks more than a century ago. Celebrated as an Impressionist in her time — she exhibited in seven of the eight impressionist shows between 1874 and 1886 — Morisot is not nearly recognized … Continue reading

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Dr. Barnes, Be Happy

It’s been a long time since I visited the Barnes in Merion, Pa., but I definitely experienced a déjà vu upon entering the galleries of the Foundation’s new $150 million re-creation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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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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