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.
Part of the PBS Summer Arts Festival
Dr. Barnes briefly owned some of Georgia O'Keeffe's work, but returned it after consulting with her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, showing a sensitivity for the feelings of the artist uncharacteristic to his reputation.
© 2012 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York