Art Spots: Barnes Collection by LindaLoveland-Reid

Oct 11, 2022 1:00 pm

Sebastopol Center For the Arts 282 South High Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States


In the ’20s, Dr Albert C. Barnes began collecting art that no one else wanted, amassing one of the world’s largest collections of early modernist painters, including Renoir, Cezanne, Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Matisse.

At Barnes’ death in 1951, he placed restrictions in his will to limit access to the collection, sparking a decades-long legal battle, one of art history’s most fascinating stories.

While reviewing fabulous art – viewable today at the Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia – we will delve into the reasons behind this infamous court case, which still has folks upset today.

Learn more about this influential person in Linda Loveland-Reid’s 3-part History Lecture Series!

September 13 = Judy Chicago (SIGN UP HERE)

October 11 = Barnes Collection

November 15= Marc Chagall (SIGN UP HERE)

Linda Loveland Reid has two novels available on Amazon; her short stories, essays and poetry have appeared in over 30 various publications. She teaches art history for SSU and Dominican Universities in the Osher Lifelong Learning program. Linda serves on SSU’s OLLI Advisory Board and Curriculum Committee and is chair of the Art Club with over 200 members. She is a Board Director for Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Other interests include directing theater for over 30 years, figurative and abstract painting, and directing community theater. Linda was chair of the Apple Blossom Festival Art show with over 150 artworks on display by artists County-wide. Her motto is “live ‘til you tilt.”