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.
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.
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.
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.