Ellsworth Kelly sculpture installed at new Barnes gallery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A sculpture by acclaimed artist Ellsworth Kelly is now in place outside the soon-to-open new gallery of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says gusty winds Monday that delayed the installation by a day had slackened, allowing the 40-foot stainless steel sculpture called The Barnes Totem to be set in place at the head of a reflecting pool on the north side of the building.
The Barnes Foundation opens May 19 in its new location near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The world-renowned collection of Impressionist and Modernist art is relocating from its longtime home in suburban Merion after a long legal battle.
The sculpture was commissioned and donated to the Barnes by the Neubauer Family Foundation.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com
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