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The New Barnes Foundation Is Very Green

(Courtesy visitphilly.com)

The New York Times reports that the new home of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia has received a “platinum” designation from the United States Green Building Council. The Tod Williams Billie Tsien building is the first major art museum to receive such a rating under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Read More

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Barnes Foundation Trumpets May 19 Opening at Le Bernardin Lunch

The new Barnes, in Philadelphia. (Courtesy the Barnes Foundation)

When a cultural organization wants to get all of New York’s art writers into a room for a press briefing, an invitation to lunch at the Midtown seafood heaven Le Bernardin is not a bad way to do it. That was the tactic that Pennsylvania’s Barnes Foundation adopted for a press briefing about the upcoming inauguration of its new Philadelphia home yesterday. And it worked: the city’s art journalists packed into a private room at the restaurant. It was a scene. Read More