Opening September 19, 2015
Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen
Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting
The Barnes Foundation presents two concurrent exhibitions, Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, featuring masterworks from the world’s most important collection of wrought iron, and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting, a site-specific installation by artist Ellen Harvey (b. 1967) commissioned by the Barnes Foundation. Metal Painting engages with Dr. Albert C. Barnes’s iconoclastic placement of his extensive wrought iron holdings alongside his collection of paintings by old and modern masters, such as Paul Cézanne, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, William Glackens, El Greco, Frans Hals, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.