I hadn't been to Philadelphia in almost 30 years not counting fly-throughs at the airport. When I was younger, Philadelphia was a common city for my family to visit because we only lived a couple hours away. It is so rich in history. When I was in college at the University of Delaware, I used to take the train up to Philly and spend the day visiting museums on my own.
|Benjamin Franklin in front of College Hall|
Here are Olivia and Julia in front of one of Olivia's inspiration walls in her studio.
While in Philly, we were lucky to visit the Barnes Foundation. The building is new and in center city. If you are a follower of the art world, you probably remember the controversy about moving the art collection amassed by Albert Barnes from the original museum in Merion, PA to a new building in Center City. You can read about that here or watch a documentary called The Art of the Steal.
|Head of a Young Girl - Matisse - 1917|
|Cupboard - 1828 - American|
|The Postman - VanGogh - 1889|
I will definitely visit this collection again if I have the chance. There was so much to see and take in that I know I missed so much. I hope you will go too if you ever end up in Philadelphia.
|Still Life - Van Gogh - 1888|
Here are some more of my favorite highlights from The Barnes Foundation Museum.
|Vase by Jean Renoir, Son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1922|
|Red Madras HeadDress - Matisse - 1907|
|Girl with Polka Dot Blouse - Amodeo Modigliani - 1919|
|Central Park - Charles Prendergast - 1939|
Here are Mom and Julia just before we were leaving. That is Mom's new baby Lola in her arms! What a cutie she is.