2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
As a professional photographer I am very excited about the current exhibition at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. I'm always transported by vintage photography. I feel I have a little glimpse of another time and place. So this January, let's take a little trip to France.
Photography was invented in France in the 1820s, and many of its most innovative and influential practitioners developed in the milieu that produced the impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern artists favored by Albert C. Barnes and featured in the collection of the Barnes Foundation.
This exhibition as been cited as one of the "must see" photography exhibitions in the world and it's on our doorstep.
The exhibition includes work by such masters as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Ilse Bing, Erwin Blumenfeld, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edgar Degas, Eugène Druet, André Kertész, Francois Kollar, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Lisette Model, László Moholy-Nagy, and Félix Thiollier.
Our ticket for the show also gives us access to Barnes Foundation art collection which is pm of the greatest private collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early-modern paintings. Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modiglianis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture. Fun day!
TIMED TICKETS: You MUST purchase times tickets for the exhibit. We will be going to the 11:00AM entry. I spoke with the ticket office at the Barnes and they said it never sells out on a weekday in January. Because the tickets are nonrefundable and the weather can be iffy in January I suggest we purchase our tickets at The Barnes. If more that 15 wanderers would like to attend I will purchase discounted group tickets the day before. Remember, I don't do snow! The cost of tickets to this show $25 for adults and $23 for seniors. The tickets also give us access to the entire Barnes collection.
TRANSPORTATION: There are 2 options for getting into Philadelphia. If you would like to setup a carpool with other members by posting in the comments section. The other option is catching the SEPTA train from Train in Trenton which goes to the 30th Street Station.
LUNCH: If it cold outside I want to stay in the museum. Located in The Barnes is The Garden Restaurant run by Stephen Starr. The restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired salads and hearty but healthy entrees made with locally sourced ingredients and sustainable proteins. They have a curated wine list, local beer list, and classic European cakes and tarts. I thought I'd make a 1:00 PM reservation for lunch. Let me know if you would like to join us.
All who wander are not lost!
Live in the Princeton area. Always looking fun things to do with new friends.
I love to explore different places and meeting new friends.
All who wander are not lost.