Decision Today For Barnes Exterior Art

Matthew Marks Gallery

  • The Art Commission will vote today on sculptor Ellsworth Kelly’s The Barnes Totem, a 40-foot high jagged sculpture to sit by the northeast corner of the museum to open in May.  Joseph Neubauer, whose Foundation is donating the piece (he also sits on the Barnes Board of Trustees), feels the Totem complements the Barnes legacy. It “really fits into the past, present, and future,” he said. “For us, great art belongs to all generations.”
  • Plan Philly reports that the Nutter Administration has begun to revamp the sale of the 13,000 vacant properties held by the city, by codifying a singular method towards such a purchase, instead of the conflicted sets of rules now in place. While this arrangement falls short of Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez’s call for a central land bank, as well as drawing criticism from developers, it is being advertised as a significant first step forward in getting the land back to market.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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