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Curator's Note:

The PBS Arts Summer Festival expands the scope and diversity of the arts on television, with a multi-part weekly series and new original online content that takes viewers across the country and around the world.


Award-winning television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “The West Wing”) will serve as weekly host for the Summer Festival, which begins Friday, June 29, 2012.


Broadcast Schedule:


Mariachi High - June 29th

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - July 6th

Tales from a Ghetto Klown - July 13th

Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony - July 20th

Havana, Havana! - July 27th

The Barnes Collection - August 3rd

Great Performances: Tanglewood - August 10th

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The Barnes Collection

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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.

Airdate(s): 8/3/2012 - 9:00 - 10:00 PM

(Check your local PBS station for full broadcast information)

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