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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.
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…
This museum is home to one of the world’s most important collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modernist paintings — including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and 7 Van Goghs — and African sculptures, all collected by the late Dr. Albert C. Barnes. They often…
“Maybe it's a bit trite, but no visit to Philadelphia would be complete without a run up the Art Museum steps. As a bonus, those steps are connected to a world-renowned collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs. After you've conquered the iconic climb, make sure to get a picture with the Rocky statue off to the right of the steps at street level.”
“Admission to the Rodin Museum is Pay What You Wish; the garden is free year-round and it is closed on Tuesdays. This location contains the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris. ”
“This was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Take a tour or check their calendar for the numerous events, including Terror Behind The Walls that starts at about the last week of September and runs through the first week of Nov. ”
“Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Great exhibits for children and adults to enjoy!”