Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Look Inside the New Barnes Museum

Vogue has an exclusive look inside the new Barnes Foundation Museum (a couple of views  shown above, photo credit :Tom Crane). Here's the LINK
It looks like they recreated the rooms exactly as they were at the old Barnes Foundation. The collection was housed in Merion, PA for years. The new museum will open in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (2025 Benjamin Frankin Parkway). That's exciting for Philadelphia because Mr. Albert C. Barnes' collection consists of 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses, plus many Picassos (46), Modiglianis, Van Goghs (7), Seurats, Renoirs (181 of them), etc. It's one of the most fantastic collections that I have ever seen. I'll never forget the first time I saw these works on a field trip in college (by appointment only). Now many more people will have a chance to view these paintings.
Barnes Foundation
P.S.Update: For even more photos with wow factor check out this NYT link.


Pam McKnight said...

thanks for the update! I watched the documentary on the controversy a few years ago and wondered what ever happened.

Amy Crehore said...

Yes, new museum is about to open. And it's amazing. Maybe even Mr. Barnes is smiling from the grave.