Philadelphia - The Barnes Foundation & Around

The Barnes Foundation is a brand new and eye catching museum on Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.  It houses the impressive art collection of Albert C. Barnes and boasts an eye popping list of artists including Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso.  The collection features more works by Cézanne, Renoir, and Matisse than anywhere else in the world, including France.  
Pictures weren't allowed inside, but the museum features a number of cozy and warmly painted rooms with nearly every inch covered by a masterpiece.  Interesting metal knobs and hinges frame the works showcasing how art can be found in any everyday object.  We also took a walk around the outside of the property which was very Zen.
We entered through a lobby and wound our way up a staircase past a striking crystal structure.  The museum was really amazing but I have to say the staff are a bit haughty.  Reservations are essential and you will be turned away if you don't book in advance.
After our tour of the Barnes, we walked back toward the Convention Center.  We spotted this interesting shell of a military plane that had been turned into a greenhouse.
We also spotted a paintbrush and dollop of paint nearby.
I love the fact that Philadelphia is always full of unexpected surprises.

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