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July 30th, 2012
Philadelphia Museum Of Art Offers $5 Discount To Barnes Foundation Visitors

Philadelphia, PA (July 30, 2012)—In celebration of the opening of the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway and the shared artistic vision between the Barnes and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum is offering a special value to visitors to the Barnes Foundation. Through September 3, Barnes visitors will enjoy $5 off special exhibition tickets to Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse:  Visions of Arcadia (June 20–September 3, 2012). This exhibition explores the theme of earthly paradise through European painting and sculpture and offers a rich dialogue with many works in the Barnes Foundation, most notably Henri Matisse’s Le Bonheur de vivre and Paul Cézanne’s Bathers at Rest.

“Visions of Arcadia is a lush, vibrant show and the galleries of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are the ideal city escape from the summer heat,” said Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer. “This promotion is a wonderful opportunity for residents and out of town guests to enjoy everything the Parkway has to offer.”

Visitors must show a valid Barnes ticket stub at time of purchase. Special exhibition tickets to Visions of Arcadia include admission to the Main Building, the Perelman Building and the newly renovated Rodin Museum. Discount applies to walk-up, adult special exhibition ticket purchases only. Discount expires September 3, 2012. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org.

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