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Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation: Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Early Modern

May 2, 1993–October 22, 1995

From 1993 to 1995, while the Merion galleries were under renovation, selected paintings from the Barnes Foundation's collection went on an international tour. The exhibition introduced the Barnes collection to thousands of people around the world. Breaking attendance records at many of its venues, From Cézanne to Matisse: Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation was presented at the following venues:

  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 2–August 15, 1993
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, November 6, 1993–January 2, 1994
  • National Museum of  Western Art, Tokyo, January 21–April 3, 1994
  • Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, April 24–August 16, 1994
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, September 17–December 31, 1994
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 29–April 1995
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, June 23–October 22, 1995

The first scholarly publication on the Foundation and its holdings since the death of Albert Barnes in 1951, a catalogue entitled Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation: Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Early Modern, accompanied the exhibition.

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