Barnes, who graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1942, resided in Westchester County, New York. He built a number of modern residences in the area, including his own home (pictured), which was completed in 1952.
Barnes was known for designing large-scale structures, such as IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York City and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington.
Also a designer of museums such as the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Barnes took on a smaller-scale commission in 1990 that was close to his heart—building a new home for Westchester's Katonah Museum of Art, where he was a trustee.
The structure features a large atrium and windows that overlook the landscape.
The exhibition, celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary, is on view through June 28, 2015.