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Twentieth Anniversary of Great French Paintings Tour

Twentieth Anniversary of Great French Paintings Tour

Tour in Tokyo

Twenty years ago, approximately 80 major paintings from the Barnes Foundation began an international tour. Entitled From Cézanne to Matisse: Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation, the exhibition opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Over half a million people went to see this sample of the collection during the 106-day run of the exhibition.

Visitors line up for the Great French Paintings Exhibition in Paris
Seattle Filmworks, "Visitors line up for the Great French Paintings Exhibition in Paris," 1993

Breaking attendance records at many of its venues, the exhibition introduced the Barnes collection to millions of people around the world. From Cézanne to Matisse: Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation was presented at the following venues:

Children waiting to visit the Great French Paintings Exhibition in Paris
Seattle Filmworks, "Children waiting to visit the Great French Paintings Exhibition in Paris," 1993

Did you get to see the exhibition while it was on tour? Tell us about your experience.

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