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Presented by Kimberly Camp, Former President and CEO, the Barnes Foundation
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.

Past Lectures:

  • Columbia Basin College Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address 2010
  • Planned Giving Council, The Barnes Foundation: Legacy and Intent, Richland WA 2008
  • Freeman's Auction House Lecture Series Enough: The Real Story of The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia, PA 2005, 2007
  • H.O.T, Higher Order Thinking Schools Barnes and Dewey Aesthetics and Critical Problem Solving Skills, Hartford, Connecticut 2007
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Enough: The Real Story of The Barnes Foundation, Houston TX 2007
  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University, African Voices: African Influences on African American Art Philadelphia, PA 2006
  • The Barnes Foundation: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Goucher College Master of Arts in Arts Administration program, Baltimore Maryland 2006
  • Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creative Education Foundation, "Defining The Muse: Art and Creativity for Education And Democracy" Chicago Illinois 2006
  • Visitor Studies Association Annual Meeting The Barnes Experience Philadelphia, PA 2005
  • Freeman's Auction House Lecture Series Albert Barnes and The Barnes Foundation: Theory and Practice Philadelphia, PA 2005;
  • Appraisers Association of American, Inc. Annual Awards Luncheon The Barnes Foundation, New York City 2005;
  • The Clark Lecture Series The Barnes Foundation, a conversation with Michael Conforti, and Rick Breitel Williamstown, MA 2005
  • Baltimore Museum of Art Modern Art Council and Joshua Johnson Council The Barnes Foundation, Baltimore, MD 2005;
  • Reading Public Museum The Barnes Foundation, Reading, PA 2005;
  • Pennsylvania Humanities Council Commonwealth Speakers Bureau at various venues throughout the state 2003-2005;
  • Association of Small Foundations Closing Keynote address Chicago, IL 2004 and two professional development seminars in 2004, 2005;
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Art at Lunch Lecture Series: Kimberly Camp, Artist Philadelphia, PA 2004;
  • Howard University James A. Porter Colloquium 2004
  • Nordiska Museimassan (The Nordic Museum Fair) "The Museum of African American History" Goteborg, Sweden 1996;
  • University of Michigan, "Art and the Black Aesthetic", 1996;
  • George Washington University Museum Education Program (lecture) 199(?);
  • Delaware Arts Council Meeting on Cultural Diversity (lecture) 1990;