This pop-up exhibition is a collaborative project between Barnes Foundation educators and Project HOME artists, staff, and volunteers. A Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization, Project HOME empowers individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health care, and education.
The works are responses to the artists’ deeply personal experiences as Philadelphians, as seen through the lens of their visits to the Barnes collection and current exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie. Working in a group setting, these artists shared and exposed the joys and challenges behind their individual journeys of healing, redemption, and self-discovery. Their stories are raw, powerful, and straight from the heart—and art has reconnected them to their true selves and to society.
Art from the Heart is on view at the Barnes Foundation on Sunday, April 2 for Free First Sunday, and in the Old City District storefront, 231 Market Street, April 4–May 15.
Project HOME and the Barnes Foundation thank the individual artists for their creations; Speedball for the donation of printmaking materials; and Jeffery Tritt at Fairmount Framing for his assistance in making this exhibition possible.