New sculpture installed outside Barnes Foundation

    A crew of workers returned to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia Tuesday to install a 40-foot steel sculpture, one day after high winds forced them to delay the installation.

    The new sculpture, by Ellsworth Kelly, now sits at the entrance of the foundation at the end of a reflecting pool.

    WHYY’s Peter Crimmins reports the sculpture updates the collection Dr. Albert Barnes amassed in the early 20th Century.

    The sculpture was commissioned by the Neubauer Family Foundation as a gift to the Barnes.

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    NBC10 says the new sculpture was designed to work with its surroundings while also presenting a “dramatic artist statement.”

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