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The Collector
Many of his contemporaries called his paintings the art of "crazy people." Ultimately he amassed one of the world's great private collections.
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Albert C. Barnes
Even as he made millions with the drug Argyrol, he launched a program to bring art to working people. Who was Albert Barnes?
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The Collection
There are more Renoirs in the Barnes galleries than anywhere else in the world. What else did he collect? Far more than just paintings.
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Inquirer art critic Edward Sozanski has written about the Barnes Foundation for three decades. In these videos he explores the life of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the extraordinary collection he assembled.
Conspiracy
The 2009 movie "The Art of the Steal" paints the plan to move the Barnes as a conspiracy of the rich and powerful. What's true?
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Controversy
After Dr. Barnes′ death in 1951 the foundation repeatedly was embroiled in controversy, threatening its existence.
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Voices
Some of the people involved with the Barnes Foundation talk about how they feel about the move from Merion.
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Inquirer culture writer Stephan Salisbury has written about the Barnes' court battles and controversies since the late 1980s.

Evelyn Yaari

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Nicholas Tinari Jr.

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Nancy Herman

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Kimberly Camp

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Edward Rendell

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The new Barnes Foundation museum opens in Philadelphia: Complete Coverage

The Barnes Foundation museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will officially open May 19, becoming the second home of the remarkable collection of impressionist and early modernist art in the foundation's 89-year history.

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The general public gets its first views of the Center City iteration of the Barnes Foundation on Saturday, but cultural leaders...
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Eighty-nine years ago this month, Albert Coombs Barnes and his ideas about art were rejected by the city of Philadelphia more rudely and forcefully than he deserved, or could have reasonably expected.

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