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Masterworks of French Photography 1890-1950 at the Barnes Foundation

  • Barnes Foundation

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA (map)

    39.960518 -75.172592

  • 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.

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  • Laurie

    I live in Bernardsville, I can pick you up.
    Also I am bringing a friend from Mendham.

    November 30

  • Marcia G.

    I would love to go if I can car pool with someone. I live in Warren in Somerset County.

    November 30

  • Grace

    Please count me in for lunch! Thanks.

    November 26

  • Julie

    I would like to join for lunch as well

    November 21

  • JoanV

    I would like to join for lunch, as well.

    November 10

  • marilyn g.

    Good morning Marie! Marilyn agsin, if I can carpool please count me in for lunch as well..I never realized it is such an event within itself

    November 8

  • Susan

    Would like to join you for lunch. I live just south of Newtown, PA and close to I-95. Would be happy to drive others who are interested in carpooling.

    November 8

  • Asha G.

    I love to attend this and would appreciate if I can carpools with someone. I live in Princeton.

    November 5

    • Marie L

      I'm sure some will like to care pool. Let's set something up closer to the date!

      November 5

  • Laurie

    If reservations are needed for lunch include me please.
    I am driving from the Morristown area.
    I saw the Barnes many years ago, looking forward to see it's new home.

    1 · November 4

  • Cher

    Lunch for me too.

    1 · November 4

  • Kris

    include me also

    1 · November 4

  • marlene

    Include me for lunch also.

    1 · November 4

  • Diana F.

    I would like to be included for lunch.

    1 · November 3

  • marilyn g.

    Anyone coming from South Jersey? I would love to go? Zbut chicken to drive into the city

    November 3

  • MaryLynn

    Highly recommend lunch there!

    1 · November 3

  • Flora

    I'll have to miss this meetup as I'll be in FL. Checked their website it's on now and hope I can get there before I head south. Thanks for the invite and info!

    1 · November 3

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