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Visitor's Guide: Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation

Excellent Impressionist Collection
  • 300 North Latch's Lane  Merion 
  • Philadelphia,  PA  19066
  • Phone: +1 610 667 0290
  • Fax: +1 610 664 4026
  • Email: info@barnesfoundation.org
  • Web: http://www.barnesfoundation.org/  
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

A working class Philadelphian himself, Dr. Albert Coombs Barnes established the foundation in 1922 to "promote appreciation of the fine arts" among the common man. Over the years, the Barnes Foundation has procured one of the most noteworthy collections of early French modern and post-impressionist paintings in the world. Works by artists like Renoir, Cezanne, Monet, Picasso and Rousseau are part of the collection. The collection has only toured once and then only a fraction of it was sent out. It is necessary to call ahead for a reserved admission ticket.

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