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The Complete Guide To Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation

Originally published in Trip Savvy

Looming large on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the center of Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation is an expansive, modern art museum that houses the vast private collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes. Barnes was a renowned chemist and art enthusiast who owned an extensive array of incredible and rare works until he passed away in the 1950s.

With over 12,000 square feet of stunning, light-filled gallery space, the museum is home to the largest collection of impressionist art in the world, with approximately 200 works by Renoir, and about 4,000 valuable and unique pieces by Picasso, Monet, Cézanne, Degas, Matisse—along with other famous and well-respected artists.



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