Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Barnes Foundation Opens Today May 19, 2012

Opens today Mary, 19, 2012 at its new location in Philadelphia.

Johann Adam Eyer American, 1755–1837, active c. 1779–1820
Cover for a Book of Copy Models (Vorschriften-Büchlein)

The Barnes Foundation which dates back to 1922, is an American art and horticultural institution now located as of today May 19, 2012 in downtown Philadelphia. Their mission is, "the promotion of the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts.” 

The Foundation owns about 2,500 objects. The collection includes some of the world's finest impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern paintingsThe collection also has holdings by leading European and American artists, as well as ancient works from other cultures.  The grounds, which were developed by Laura Barnes and includes the Arboretum of  the Barnes Foundation, which is located in Merion, PA.

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