The Barnes Foundation has twenty-three small galleries to view and benches in every gallery. Wheelchairs are available at both Rodin and PMA. Limited walking at the Rodin Museum.
At the hotel's Balcony Café. Continental breakfast buffet including a variety of breads and pastries, fresh fruit, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, granola and cereal, plus one hot item. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Ater breakfast we head to the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway for a self-guided visit. Between 1912 and 1951, Albert C. Barnes assembled one of the finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern paintings in the world. Acquiring works by some of the most daring artists of the time, such as Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Chaim Soutine, and Vincent van Gogh, Barnes marked himself as a collector of great ambition and audacity.
Lunch is on your own at a local eatery in the neighborhood with many options to choose from.
Next, we walk (1 block) to the Rodin Museum, which houses the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of Paris. Enjoy a short self-guided visit in the galleries. Lastly we will we will meet our educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She will introduce some of the highlights of its incomparable galleries. Among the greatest in the U.S., the Museum has a collection of more than 227,000 works of art spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century CE and those of Asia since the third millennium BCE. Its European holdings date from the Medieval era to the present, and the American collections are among the finest in the country.
At the hotel or a local restaurant frequented by Center City residents. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Leisurely walk home from dinner