Barnes Foundation hosts iron exhibition



2015-09-21 14:57:11

The Barnes Foundation in will host an exhibition of 150 pieces of wrought iron from The Musee Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France.

It will be held at the Aileen and Brian Roberts Gallery in Philadelphia  between September 19 and January 4.

Curator Judith F Dolkart comments: “When Dr Barnes first installed his now iconic wrought iron collection on the gallery walls, he divorced the objects from their functions and celebrated them for their formal properties—the ways in which they underscored forms in the paintings and other objects.

“With Strength and Splendor, we are able to re-contextualize the magnificent objects of Le Secq Destournelles collection. Ellen Harvey’s Metal Painting recombines the forms of the wrought iron in the Barnes collection, creating a new kind of ensemble or arrangement.”

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