Lincoln University Research Paper

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Color can be used either to unify or divide. Artists often use different colors to create a piece. However, in life some use colors as a means for separation. The Barnes Foundation is a collection of vast array of rare magnificent artwork housed in Lower Merion, PA that houses primary paintings from the early Twentieth Century, where many are by notable impressionists. Lincoln University is the first historically black college or university in the United States and it is located in Pennsylvania. It is also responsible for overseeing the affairs of the Barnes foundation. Using articles, interviews and other sources, I will compare and contrast the organizational relationship between the Barnes Foundation and Lincoln University. Albert Barnes…show more content…
It was first chartered as the Ashmun Institute in 1854 by John Miller Dickey. It was renamed Lincoln University in 1866 after the previous president Abraham Lincoln. Horace Mann Bond states that Lincoln was "the first institution found anywhere in the world to provide a higher education in the arts and sciences for male youth of African descent." It is located in Southern Chester County not too far from Oxford. The University began to admit women in 1952. And in 1972 it was officially associated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a state related, coeducational…show more content…
For years the trustees for the Barnes were often also trustees of Lincoln University’s board, creating obvious conflicts of interest. In particular, according to John Anderson, author Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Foundation, when former Lincoln University president Niara Sudarkasa was on the Barnes board, her support of the former Barnes Foundation president, Richard Glanton’s plans for the Foundation often conflicted with the Barnes’ will. Glanton did an extensive and costly renovation on the gallery which came along with associated legal expenses and the financial situation of the Barnes declined. Even after a successful illegal painting world tour the economic damage was already done and Glanton ended up resigning. With the foundation only opened to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 to 4:30 with admission granted through reservation only and with a restricted amount of visitors allowed in the neighborhood revenue was not booming. The Barnes’ leadership cited a depleted endowment and litigious relations with its neighbors in arguing that the moves were necessary to the foundation’s survival. In 1999 a forensic audit done by Deloitte Touche of the Barnes Foundation was released and it proved that the foundation was nearing bankruptcy and surviving primarily on charitable
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