Give your weekend a musical start this AETN Arts Friday with AETN Presents: On the Front Row with Kevin Kerby + Battery at 6:30 and learn about the life story of the quirky, quarrelsome and avante guard art collector Dr. Albert C. Barnes on PBS Arts' "The Barnes Collection" at 9 p.m. It's a night of treats for the ears and eyes as we explore these artistic innovators' contributions!
"AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Kevin Kirby + Battery" features central Arkansas folk-rock icon Kevin Kerby and a top-notch backing cast, including Geoff Curran, along with Marcus Lowe and Joshua Bentley of Il Libretina. With bright, honest songwriting and solid musical talent, Kerby + Batterys wit and humor keep audiences on their toes with an expert balance of colorful insights and poeticism.
At 9 p.m., The Barnes Collection from PBS Arts, gives you an exclusive look inside the life of one of American art historys most colorful characters, Dr. Albert Cooms Barnes. After growing up in a working-class Philadelphia neighborhood, Albert Barnes rose to be a phenomenal businessman and, after selling his company and retiring in his late 30s, went on to be one of the worlds foremost collectors of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. The Barnes Collection tells his unique tale and bounces back and forth through time as the late Dr. Barnes travels the world to collect works of art by some of historys most famous artists Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir and others. In addition to examining Dr. Barnes himself, the film explores the intricacies of each of his paintings, offering a rare look at the priceless collection and the new Philadelphia museum that houses it.
AETN Arts Fridays
Jan. 11, 2012
"AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Kevin Kerby + Battery," 6:30 p.m.
"PBS Arts: The Barnes Collection," 9 p.m.