CANCELED - 1002 Summer 2020 Docent-led Tour of the Barnes Collection
Monday, 7:45–7:00pm, July 13
Coordinators: Marilyn O’Brien, Luci Martel
Bus trip: $90
Tour limit: 38
The Barnes Art institute in Philadelphia is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings. It has especially strong holdings in Renoir (181), Cezanne (69), Matisse, and Picasso, as well as significant works by Modigliani and van Gogh. Assembled by Dr. Albert Barnes between 1912 and 1951, the collection also includes important examples of African art, Native American pottery and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture. Masterpieces by van Gogh and Picasso hang next to ordinary household objects, in groupings called “ensembles.” Departure is at 8:00 from Fair Oaks Mall parking lot 57, which is outside the circular road in front of ManTech Corporation. Please be on the bus by 7:45. Upon arrival at the Barnes about 11:30, participants will have time for browsing the collection, shopping, and lunch (not included) at the onsite café. Then we will have a one-hour docent tour, followed by one hour and 45 minutes of viewing the collection on your own. We depart at 3:30 and arrive back at Fair Oaks Mall at 7:00. The fee of $90, payable to OLLI at time of registration, includes bus transportation, driver tip, museum admission, and docent tour. Registration is on a first come-first served basis.