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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.
According to traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the number two immediately after the Art Museum. It is also from the same box of culture. Collector Barnes has collected a fine line of works by world painters, including such greats as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pierre - Auguste Renoir.
Everyone knows the Philadelphia art museum, but near that. Barnes Foundation is not a well-known museum while it is really worth to visit. Albert C. Barnes, the founder of the Barnes Foundation, is one of the world's greatest collections of impressionist, post-Impressionist and early modernist…
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…
Simply a must-see at least once in a lifetime. If you love Post-Impressionist art, art history, or truly unique museum experiences, this is possibly the best the US has to offer. Be prepared to see A LOT of Renoir. First Sunday of the month is free but can be crowded and hectic.
“Beautiful art exhibits, but also very nice to walk around the outside. Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill river trail surround this magnificent building. ”
“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. ”
“The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue between Corinthian Avenue and North 22nd Street in the Fairmount section of the city, and was operational from 1829 until 1971. ”
“An interactive science museum, the Franklin Institute would be a great place to bring the kids. Also fun for adults looking to learn a few things and play around with the science displays. Definitely check out which traveling exhibit is showing at the time.”
“Welcome to the Reading Terminal Market. One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, the Market offers an incredible selection of locally grown & exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections. You’ll find everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks, to table linens, to kitchenware, to fresh cut flowers, and more. Plus the widest variety of restaurants under one roof.”