Explore the story of the quirky, quarrelsome, question mark of a man and his astounding art collection.

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NewsWorks.org Interview with filmmaker Glenn Holsten
"The Barnes Collection" producer and director Glenn Holsten joins NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to discuss the film and its evolution from an idea to a documentary.

The architects of the new Barnes Foundation building discuss stone and wood, and letting patterns emerge despite the reputation of architects for being "control freaks".

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.

About the Narrator: David Morse
David Morse, the voice of Dr. Barnes in THE BARNES COLLECTION, expresses strong feelings for his adopted city and shares his views on the move of the Barnes Foundation to a new building on the parkway.

O'Keefe and Barnes
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.

Thank You

Presenting sponsor:   Wilmington Trust, an M&T company    And additional support from:   

Comcast NBC Universal   |   Shire   |   William Penn Foundation   |   PBS   |   Lynne and Harold Honickman

Photographs of Dr. Barnes courtesy of Photograph Collection, Barnes Foundation Archives.
Barnes Foundation on the Parkway images (c) 2012 Barnes Foundation.