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The World Is an Apple:
The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne

Premiere exhibition at the Barnes Foundation

Paul Cezanne

Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Fruit and Glass of Wine (Nature morte avec fruits et verre de vin), 1877-1879, oil on canvas Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art


June 22-September 22, 2014


Experience the works of post-impressionist Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) this summer at the Barnes Foundation. The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne features 21 paintings by the master artist ranging from his early paintings to his late works.

Often playing with colors, forms and perspective, Cézanne established a distinctive style to his still lifes with themes ranging from apples and flowers to skulls. The curated exhibition charts a thematic and chronological sweep of Cézanne’s still-life painting, showing how the “Master of Aix” recast the genre and set it on a new course. The select gathering of paintings offers a brief reappraisal of Cézanne’s monumental achievement in the genre.

The exhibition features 16 still lifes from the Barnes Foundation’s permanent collection in addition to pieces on loan from public and private collections including the National Gallery, Musée d’Orsay and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Preview Party

Be among the first to see The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne at the Barnes Foundation, the only U.S. for the premiere exhibition, on June 21 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of incredible art, live music and refreshments. Tickets cost $25 ($20 for members) and included access to the collection.

Celebrate the premiere and be among the first to see this exhibition at its only US venue. Featuring live music and refreshments for purchase. Your ticket fee supports the exhibition.

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Admission to The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne and the Barnes Foundation collection is:
Adults: $29
Seniors (65+): $27
Students and Youth (6-18): $15
Children 5 and under: Free
Members: Free

Admission to the exhibition only is $14.

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