Archived Interview Conducted By Faron Manuel, Coordinator of the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship and the Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Object-Centered Curatorial Research at the High Museum of Art.
In 1998, Kimberly Camp became the first president and CEO in the history of The Barnes Foundation. Based in Merion, Pennsylvania, the Barnes Foundation houses an extraordinary number of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces including 181 works by Renoir, 69 by Cézanne, and 60 by Matisse, as well as masterworks by Picasso, Modigliani, Monet, Manet, Degas, and others. The history of the Foundation, however, has been plagued by urban myths, rumors and controversy. In this lecture, Kimberly Camp focuses on the true history of The Barnes Foundation and its founder, Dr. Albert Barnes, based on her research of The Foundation´s archives, oral histories and the continuing controversies she survived during her seven years of service.
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