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Besides the spectacular architecture of the building and the zen grounds that surround it, The Barnes in Philadelphia is home to one of the world's greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings.
According to traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the number two immediately after the Art Museum. It is also from the same box of culture. Collector Barnes has collected a fine line of works by world painters, including such greats as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pierre - Auguste Renoir.
Everyone knows the Philadelphia art museum, but near that. Barnes Foundation is not a well-known museum while it is really worth to visit. Albert C. Barnes, the founder of the Barnes Foundation, is one of the world's greatest collections of impressionist, post-Impressionist and early modernist…
The story behind this collection, and how it came to Philadelphia, is a soap opera in it's own right. The collection is fascinating not just for what's in it, but how it's grouped and displayed. Tiny little plates on the frames identify the artist; other than that, you're left to your own…
Simply a must-see at least once in a lifetime. If you love Post-Impressionist art, art history, or truly unique museum experiences, this is possibly the best the US has to offer. Be prepared to see A LOT of Renoir. First Sunday of the month is free but can be crowded and hectic.
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