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Philadelphia’s Barnes Museum Unveils New Exhibit

At a recent press event, this Clerk reporter was treated to a sneak peak at the newest Barnes Foundation exhibition, “Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray.” Now open to the public, it is the first major event ever to highlight the impressive life and oeuvre of Cuttoli, an early-twentieth-century French entrepreneur commonly credited with reviving the ailing French tapestry industry and popularizing style movements such as Cubism and modernism. By the time of Cuttoli’s death in 1973 at the ripe old age of 94, she had been awarded France’s Légion d'honneur, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a citizen of the nation, for her contributions to art. In short, she was a force to be reckoned with—which is part of the reason why Barnes Foundation assistant curator Cindy Kang, a slender woman with a pert black bob, thinks it’s such a pity she’s been all but forgotten by the public.