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Barnes Foundation

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The Barnes Foundation has locations in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia and Logan Square, Philadelphia. It was founded in 1922  and the foundation’s collection consists of over 4,000 objects, including over 900 paintings, estimated to be worth about $25 billion.

The Barnes Foundation exhibits some of the most famous works by Impressionist and Modernist masters plus European and American masterpieces, as well as ancient works from many cultures.

The Masterpieces of the Barnes Foundation include:

Further information about the Barnes Foundation is available via the following links:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   Barnes Foundation
  • City:                       Philadelphia
  • Country:               United States
  • Established:        1922
  • Type:                    Art Museum
  • Collection Size:   4,000
  • Locations:           2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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