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Archives Exhibition

Education & Empowerment: Scholarship Recipients at the Barnes Foundation, 1927–1949

Until September 16, 2024

Learn about four scholars whose research was supported by the Barnes.


Barnes scholarship recipient Ablyne Lockhart in the Merion gallery. Photograph by Angelo Pinto. Courtesy of Claude Clark Estate

Free with admission; on view on the Lower Level and online

About the Exhibition

The Barnes Foundation was chartered in 1922 with concepts of democracy, experimentation, and education at its core. This exhibition draws on archival materials to highlight the diverse experiences of four individuals who had their education supported by Barnes Foundation scholarships in the first half of the 20th century: trailblazing art historian Paul B. Moses; singer and musician Ablyne Lockhart; civic leader, medical doctor, and military officer Dr. DeHaven Hinkson; and Harlem Renaissance painter Aaron Douglas.

On view on the Lower Level and online.