Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890 – 1950
Titled after a remark by Henri Cartier-Bresson, this first-ever photography exhibition at the Barnes presents over 170 vintage photographs that capture the spirit of France in the late 19th- to mid-20th century, a period of rapid transformation in every aspect of daily life.
There is nowhere else like the Barnes. While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged in ensembles structured according to light, line, color, and space—principles that founder Albert Barnes called “the universal language of art.”
“The greatest private collection of post-impressionist and early modern art in America.” -The EconomistBook TicketsLearn More
Imagine world-renowned galleries or a breathtaking arboretum as your classroom. Hone your visual and analytical skills, and exchange ideas under the direction of prestigious instructors. Learn more about courses and workshops in art and horticulture, and discover how a Barnes education can be something you’ll use your whole life. All levels welcome.