June 12, 2014, Philadelphia PA—The Barnes Foundation is extending its hours this summer, including remaining open seven days a week and until 8 pm every Saturday evening. “With the opening of our newest exhibition, The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne, we want to be as accessible as possible,” said Peg Zminda, interim director. “Our collection houses 69 works by Paul Cézanne and this summer we have 21 more on view in our special exhibition space. With masterpieces by Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cézanne and Matisse; African art; Native American ceramics and jewelry; decorative objects; and so much more on view in our collection, this is a great time to visit the Barnes." Tickets are available online or on-site. In order to ensure that visitors can visit on their preferred date and time, advance reservations are recommended, especially on weekends.
Sunday–Thursday 10 am–6 pm
Friday 10 am–9 pm
Saturday 10 am–8 pm
*Closed on 6/17, 7/15, and 8/19
About the Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation (barnesfoundation.org) was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Giorgio de Chirico; as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin, and Maurice Prendergast; old master paintings; important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles; American paintings and decorative arts; and antiquities from the Mediterranean and Asia. The Barnes Foundation’s Art and Aesthetics programs engage diverse audiences. These programs, occurring at the Philadelphia campus, online, and in Philadelphia communities, advance the mission through progressive, experimental and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
The Barnes Arboretum, located at the Merion campus, contains more than 2,000 species/varieties of trees and woody plants, many of them rare. Founded in the 1880s by Joseph Lapsley Wilson and subsequently added to under the direction of Mrs. Laura L. Barnes, the collection includes a fern-leaf beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Laciniata’), a dove tree (Davidia involucrata), a monkey-puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana), and a redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Other important plant collections include lilacs, peonies, Stewartias and magnolias. The Horticulture School at the Barnes Foundation in Merion has offered a comprehensive three-year certificate course of study in the botanical sciences, horticultural practices, garden aesthetics, and design through a well-grounded, scientific learning experience since its inception in 1940 by Mrs. Barnes. This summer, the arboretum has public hours Friday–Sunday from 10 am–4 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door; no advance reservations.
For more information
Jan Rothschild, senior vice president for communications
Online press office: http://press.barnesfoundation.org