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Curator's Note:

Follow Dr. Albert Barnes’ remarkable rise from Philadelphia’s working-class neighborhood to the top of the modern art world. This unique tale bounces back and forth through time as the late Dr. Barnes travels the world to collect works of art by some of history’s most famous artists — Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir and many others. The film digs deep into the intricacies of each painting, offering a rare look at the priceless collection and the new Philadelphia museum that houses it.


Premieres Friday, August 3rd at 9/8 p.m.


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Part of the PBS Summer Arts Festival

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Henri Matisse painted and installed a mural at The Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA. In this video, we watch as it is painstakingly removed, transported, restored and re-installed in a replica of the original space in Merion.

© 2012 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society ( ARS), New York

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