11/29 Program at Paley Library Focuses on Barnes Foundation, Wagner Free Institute of Science

Take a visit to Paley Library Lecture Hall at 4PM on Thursday, November 29, and join in the conversation on The American Idea of Museums.

This talk will examine the history of American museums and the way that two local institutions, the Barnes Foundation and the Wagner Free Institute of Science, both carry on and move forward the purpose and function of contemporary museums.

Panel speakers are The Ohio State University’s Steven Conn, Susan Glassman of the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia and the Barnes Foundation’s Blake Bradford. This program will be moderated by Kenneth Finkel, distinguished lecturer in the Department of American Studies.

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