Posted by: albfor | May 17, 2012

May 16, 2012 Barnes Foundation Opening Press Preview

WEDNESDAY |  2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

With the opening week of the Barnes Foundation on the parkway  soon Philadelphia will be, most definitely, one of the nation’s destination city to go to for Art and Culture.  Despite the continuing controversy (Friends of The Barnes Foundation, The Art of the Steal Trailer, The Will) you have to visit this $200 million dollar, paid in full, Art and Culture campus.


Barnes Foundation Opening | Pavilion Building Campus

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Barnes Foundation Opening Press Preview | Outside building

This is a place you can stay in all day it has everything just like the Philadelphia Art museum except the experience is like a visit to New York, chic, cool and “meet me there.  For me, the lower level and Gallery Garden is place of reflection and a little “away SoHo work” if you need to get out of the office; there’s free wifi on the premises.


Barnes Foundation | Lower Lobby | Gallery Garden

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Gallery Garden | Doreen Creede (Style Manic) taking a break

Oh, the Garden Restaurant at the BARNES (which is managed by 1st fresh Catering, a premier catering division of ARAMARK) offers a seasonal a la carte menu of hot and cold entrees, salads, and desserts, as well as a wine list featuring an array of local, domestic, and international wines, and a variety of specialty cocktails.

The Garden Restaurant  |  Andrew Perekupka, Senior Executive Chef & Richard Freedman, Executive Chef

The Garden Restaurant | Richard Freedman, Exe Chef & Andrew Perekupka, Senior Exe Chef


Barnes Foundation | Garden Restaurant

FOR A COMPLETE VIEW OF ALL THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the May 16, 2012 Barnes Foundation Opening Press Preview  in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.


  1. Thanks for the photo op! So glad I took a break in that lovely courtyard just as you came by. It’s a delight to meet you and your work.


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