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Dr. Albert C. Barnes established The Barnes Foundation in 1922. "The mission of The Barnes Foundation is to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of fine arts...to maintain an art gallery of works of ancient and modern art, in connection with an arboretum...for the study of arboriculture and forestry." The Foundation carries out its mission through teaching, research, and other programs related to its Art Department and Arboretum, as well as through public access to the Gallery which houses its main collection of paintings, sculpture and other works of art.