A forecast for thunderstorms made my friends, daughter and I re-think our beach day. Instead, we headed to Philadelphia to visit The Barnes Foundation which recently moved into a new space.
I love texture especially when natural elements are juxtaposed with manmade materials. Before we even set food inside the museum, I was taken by the building and grounds’ zen-like combination of water, stone and earth. Inside, we were treated to an enormous collection; favorites included paintings by Matisse, Modigliani, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Miro, Demuth and Rousseau.
We may not have made it to the ocean, but we were treated to a different kind of peace; soul renewal that comes from viewing and absorbing beautiful art.