BARNES MUSEUM ENTRANCE--MERION, PA



Title of Installation:

Barnes Museum Entrance

Materials Used:

Ceramic Tiles and Sculptures

Additional Materials Information:

None

General Description:

"Barnes hired the noted French architect Paul Philippe Cret (architect of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Rodin Museum) to design the Gallery and attached residence (now the administration building), which were completed in 1925. He commissioned bas-reliefs by the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, and tile work using African designs and themes by Enfield Pottery and Tile Works, to adorn the building."(1) 

Technical Information (Size,mfg., etc.):

Designed and manufactured by the Enfield Pottery and Tile Works.(2)

Year Created:

1924

Year Installed, if different:

Does Installation Still Exist?

Yes

Location of Installation:

300 N Latches Ln                                                                                                                                                   

Merion, PA 19066-1729

GPS Coordinates:

Directions to Installation:

Additional Information, Websites, Citations:

(1)http://www.barnesfoundation.org/h_main.html

(2)http://www.springfieldhistory.org/STHSArchivesPage1.html#Enfield

The art works in the Barnes Museum will probably be moved to a new building in Philadelphia in 2012. This has caused much controversy in the art world, and a documentary has been made about this. What will happen to the existing building remains to be seen.

http://artandhistory.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/barnes-foundation-documentary/

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/21/movies/21barnes.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

Photos courtesy of Michael Padwee.



 
Submitted by and Year:
Michael Padwee (tileback101"at"collector.org); October 2010.

                                                                       









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