Thursday, December 22, 2011

With The Opening Of The New Barns Foundation Museum In May 2012 The Focus Of the International Art World Will Be On Philadelphia

On May 19, 2012 the Barns Foundation will open on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 20th Street, joining the Philadelphia Art Museum and Rodin Museum, to make the city one the greatest destinations for art lovers in the world. The new museum will display the the world's largest collections of Impressionistic, Post-Impressionistic, and early Modern paintings including 181 Renoir's, 69 Cezanne's, 59 Matisse's,  7 Van Goghs, and African sculptures; all in galleries replicating the original gallery layouts of the Foundation's original home in nearby Merion, Pennsylvania.

To celebrate and welcome the Barns to the Parkway the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 26th Street will display Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia in Summer 2012. The Rodin Museum at 22nd Street, with the most extensive collection of Auguste Rodin's works outside of Paris, will also open in Spring 2012 after an extensive renovation. 

For more details please go to / 215-640-0171, / 215-763-8100 and / 215-763-8100. For more information about travel to Philadelphia please go to or call the Independence Visitor Center at 800-537-7676.

                                           Rendering of the Barns Foundation provided by the Greater
                                           Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp.

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