Barnes Foundation Garden

Perfect complement to the new Barnes Foundation building

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Barnes Foundation Garden

Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

Barnes Foundation Garden

Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

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A work of art in itself, the garden at the Barnes Foundation’s new campus in Philadelphia is a spectacular addition to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Designed as a “gallery within a garden and a garden within a gallery,” the four-and-a-half acre grounds highlight and add to the incredible 93,000-square-foot building housing the priceless art collection of Albert C. Barnes.

Inspired by the city parks of Paris, the garden promotes a highly personal and contemplative experience right in the heart of Philadelphia. Visitors are surrounded by more than one-hundred trees and plantings which serve as an extension of the gallery space.

Wander along the gravel walkways, passing the elongated table fountain and let your mind wander as you relax on one of the wooden seats scattered throughout the grounds.

Within the garden stands The Barnes Totem, a new 40-foot sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly. Standing at the end of a reflecting pool, the bead-blasted stainless steel work echoes the lines of the new building.

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featured artwork

The Barnes Totem by Ellsworth Kelly