Barnes Foundation

On first seeing a photograph around 1840, the influential French painter Paul Delaroche proclaimed, “From today, painting is dead!” The story sounds far-fetched, but it captures the anxieties that…
Upon seeing the first daguerreotype around 1840, the French painter Paul Delaroche (1797-1856), declared: “From today, painting is dead.” Painting did not die that day, but photography was born,…
After nearly 30 years without a major exhibition in the US, a key Impressionist painter is the subject of a monographic exhibition this fall. Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist is the result of a…

Philadelphia, PA—Premiering May 6, 2018, at the Barnes Foundation—home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir—is a major exhibition examining the…