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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Antiquing in Philadelphia


4. Insider's Tip

Cezanne's Card Players and Seurat's Les Poudreuses.  

Before a court order forces the Barnes Foundation to make a hotly contested move into Philadelphia, see it in its original, esoteric glory in suburban Lower Merion. Barely a fifteen-minute commuter-train ride away, this collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings is one of the finest in the world. Call for an appointment well before your trip; the foundation accepts only a limited number of visitors a year.

Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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