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The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists that is...more
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We have had this museum on our to do list for years. Finally got there and it was absolutely breathtaking and exhilarating. Dr Barnes had a wonderful eye and once you understand how he elected to display his art it s even more enjoyable. His...More
A simple review. Though they used to have much more intimate quarters in Bala Cynwyd and I miss that feeling of being in that warm and cherished space, The Barnes is a one-of-a-kind homage to the astounding talents of 19th century masters. The displays are...More
Start with the half hour introduction lecture in classroom— its free! Then you’ll understand how the art is presented & appreciate the novel ensemble approach & educational focus. We also took the extra spotlight tour. We usually spend 2 hours in museum but easily spent...More
We started our day at the Barnes’ Garden Restaurant. A place that combines beauty, peacefulness, & wonderful food. We enjoyed the most delicious carrot/apple/ginger soup. After lunch we joined our guide & small group of travelers to tour this incredible & interesting museum. I have...More
I wish I could have seen the collection in the original site founded by Albert Barnes in Marion PA. He'd be rolling in his grave if he were to visit the new site. Of course, it's a great museum but that wasn't his intention.