Day trip to view Barnes Foundation’s art collection

Heard about the fabulous Barnes Foundation’s art collection moving to its new location in Philadelphia? Well, now is your opportunity to visit it on Wednesday, July 24, thanks to the Greenwich Arts Council (GAC).

Hailed as a “gallery within a garden and a garden within a gallery,” the impressive 93,000 square-foot, two-story building housing Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ legendary art collection is said to be a sight to behold.

Inside the building, the Barnes art collection is presented within a 12,000 square-foot gallery that preserves the scale, proportion and configuration of the original Merion Gallery. Celebrated for the exceptional breadth, depth, and quality of its collections, the Barnes Foundation includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork and more.

The Philadelphia trip has limited space available and interested parties must register by July 16 by calling GAC 203-862-6750.

The cost of the trip is $150 and includes round trip transportation from Greenwich to Philadelphia, a gourmet box lunch, entrance fee and a guided tour of the foundation. The bus will leave promptly at 9 a.m. and will return at approximately 7 p.m.

Worried about parking your car and feeding the meters? No problem. The bus will leave from the Temple Sholom’s lower parking lot by their playground. You will be able to leave your car there for the day until the bus returns.

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