The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

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Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation's art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionism, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.

Founder Albert C. Barnes arranged and rearranged his collections in “ensembles,” distinctive wall compositions organized according to formal principles of light, line, color, and space, rather than by chronology, nationality, style, or genre. The ensembles changed as Barnes made acquisitions and new aesthetic connections between the works. Integrating art and craft, and objects from across cultures and periods, Barnes sought to demonstrate the continuity of artistic traditions and the universalism of human expression.

This application explores individual works as well as the ensembles and includes interviews with curators and scholars at the Barnes Foundation and elsewhere. A family tour encourages children and their families to interact by considering the ways in which the objects in the ensembles relate to one another; the role of play or leisure in various objects; and the interaction of music and visual art.

Objects and ensembles by room, numeric keypad entry, and keyword search function enable you to access the guide anyway you wish.

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Comments and ratings for The Barnes Foundation
  • (45 stars)

    by vishnu sai on 02/04/2014

    Audio guide tracks stop abruptly. Also, SCREEN LOCKS when in use, causing the audio to stop and restart. Could fix that with installation permissions.

  • (45 stars)

    by Joseph Shemtov on 09/09/2013

    The android app version does not work, neither the tour or the map feature. And I made sure to use it on Wifi.

  • (45 stars)

    by Craig P Demers on 21/08/2013

    Amazing App!

  • (45 stars)

    by manish bhatt on 04/07/2013

    Well done.

  • (45 stars)

    by Avery Krieger on 25/03/2013

    The app should not pause audio if the screen turns off or rotates. It should also hold your place I can different audio files.

  • (45 stars)

    by Nic Dade on 12/03/2013

    Bug #1: the app stops when the phone display blanks. This means you must increase the display timeout to more than # minutes in order for the phone's natural functioning to not interfere with the audio. The app is unpleasant to use because of this. Frankl

  • (45 stars)

    by Eric Lewis on 27/12/2012

    See title