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Sunday, February 25, 10:15 – 11am


Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks (detail), 1942. BF990. Public Domain.

Free; registration required.

About the Talk

Each month, members of our education, research, and curatorial teams present their ongoing research on the collection to members. These talks are a great way to learn more about your favorite artists in the collection. 

Room 12 features three paintings by American artist Horace Pippin (1888–1946). Dr. Barnes was an early supporter of Pippin’s work and invited the artist to take classes at foundation. Pippin, a native of West Chester, PA, studied the collection and became an active part of its intellectual and cultural community. Today, Alison Boyd, director of research and interpretation at the Barnes, provides a close look at Pippin’s painting Giving Thanks and reveals more about the artist’s time at the Barnes and his career that spanned modernism, folk art, and the Harlem Renaissance.

This talk will take place on-site in Room 12 of the collection galleries.