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Barnes Foundation

Barnes Foundation

In 2012, the late Albert Barnes’ treasured art holdings were relocated from Merion, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It marked the first major addition to the culture corridor in 60 years. Inside the building, visitors view the wonderful and world-renowned collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and African sculpture as Dr. Barnes intended. The gallery space is part of a 93,000-square-foot building, which also includes a changing exhibition gallery, conservation lab, auditorium, library, cafe and gift shop.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

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