International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2013, Vol. 9(1) 59-72

Saving a Progressive Vision: Moving the Barnes Collection1

Walter Feinberg

pp. 59 - 72   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2013.033

Published online: February 15, 2013  |   Number of Views: 0  |  Number of Download: 16


Abstract

This paper examines the progressive understanding of art advanced by Albert Barnes, and asks how the educational vision for his large collection of art might be preserved as it has  now moves from its location in the idyllic suburban setting in Merion, PA to the hustle and bustle of central Philadelphia. I submit that the vision will be endangered unless the intent of the collector, Barnes, is clearly understood. For Barnes the collection was for the purpose of educating and not just for viewing. While the move in itself need not diminish this purpose it will take considerable attention to realize the education vision in the way that Barnes intended. In the process of making this argument I examine the mutual influence of Albert Barnes and Dewey on progressive views about aesthetic education and also on their views about the role that aesthetics plays in democracy. I conclude with my own impression of the new home for the Barnes.

Keywords: Saving a Progressive Vision: Moving the Barnes Collection


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Feinberg, W. (2013). Saving a Progressive Vision: Moving the Barnes Collection1 . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(1), 59-72.

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Feinberg, W. (2013). Saving a Progressive Vision: Moving the Barnes Collection1 . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(1), pp. 59-72.

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Feinberg, Walter (2013). "Saving a Progressive Vision: Moving the Barnes Collection1 ". International Journal of Progressive Education 9 (1):59-72.

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