Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Postcard from Philadelphia: Barnes Foundation


I'm not always good about mixing work travel and play, but got to visit the Barnes Foundation on Saturday. After much wrangling, its art collection opened last year in a new, modernist space. It is a heaven for Renoir and Cezanne lovers (Cezanne is of my favorite painters), although sadly I could not photograph the art!

{More on the museum's dramatic backstory and the eccentric art collector, Dr. Albert Barnes, here.}

25 comments:

Cloudia said...

The old place, and the old guy, were a unique part of growing up cultured (or wanna be) in the Philly area. I hear the new interiors replicate Barnes' own arrangements. . .



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Merisi said...

Beautiful, love the reflections in both images!
I hope to see the collection in its new home in the not too far future.

orvokki said...

Wonderful postcard with amazing reflection.
The house looks great inside.
Hugs

Babzy said...

Seems a nice place to visit :)

a.s.m. said...

Una buena imagen que trasmite orden y tranquilidad.
Queda muy bien la perspectiva arquitectónica haciendo
mas interesante la escultura en el reflejo del agua.
La segunda foto de interior esta muy bien resuelta a
pasar del fuerte contraluz exterior.
¡¡Buenas fotografías!!
Saludos, Ángel
- gracias por tus siempre generosos comentarios -

Andy said...

I like the reflection.

Peter said...

Sadly spent a very short time in Philly and only visited the 'Rocky' steps (how sad). Maybe the Barnes next time.

Tanya Breese said...

it's a beautiful museum...glad you got a little time to squeeze it in!

BaysideLife said...

There is so much I love about this photo--the reflection, the perspective and the modern sculpture in front of that lovely old building. What a great photo.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful photos! I bet it was fun to walk through.

llandudnopictures said...

Shame you couldn't take photos of the artwork... still, it's a gorgeous looking place!

Randy said...

Nice reflection.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Autumn light is fabulous..and so is that parquet floor.

Catherine said...

Lucky you! I love the Barnes collection... went to an exhibit at NGA in Washington, DC years ago. Great shots of the beautiful new space, I would to visit one day.

Kaya said...

This is a fantastic place! And very beautiful postcard, Lulu!

You just want to look at water and its amazing reflections and can't take your eyes away. I am glad that you visited the Barnes Foundation!

Jack said...

Wonderful light in these photos, Lulu. Barnes is on my list for the next time I visit Philadelphia. The collection is supposed to be remarkable.

JM said...

Both are great compositions and I love them.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely reflection and light!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Busy, busy traveling gal you certainly are. Enjoyed your photo from Washington yesterday and these from Philadelphia today. Lovely shots and light all round.

Thanks for your kind words re our situation. It helps :).

Rosie Grey said...

How beautiful, Jude! I'm glad you could combine work and play this time! :-)
Have a wonderful week!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Lisa Gordon said...

A friend of mine visited recently, Jude, and said it was amazing. So glad you got to visit it too.

Love this reflection!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Amazing light and reflection. Marvelous photos !

EG CameraGirl said...

Really nice reflection in the first photo!

Norma Beishir said...

Love the reflection...and the autumn light (but I love everything about autumn)!