Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States 19130
+1 215-278-7000


FROM THE ARCHIVE: A venerable row of cultural institutions line the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The cultural landscape on this nearly two-kilometre stretch is impressive, but it’s a museum on 22nd Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighbourhood that is the city’s trade secret.

The Barnes has changed, yet it is unchanged. After decades tucked away on a leafy campus in Merion, Pennsylvania, the Barnes collection, in all its richness, has relocated to a new building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.