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The Barnes Foundation: Tours & Tickets

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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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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
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Reviewed today

A superb collection of art; a wonderful Barnes Gift Shop; a relaxing dining environment and courteous staff

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jackson3WM
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mtroner
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Barnes foundation has a great range of art on display and you’re free to wander around at your leisure. You’re also able to take photographs

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jules1962
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 928BonnieC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Incredible collection eclectically hung in a style that is so far out of contemporary museum fashion. It's to go back to Philadelphia to see and study it further. If you love art don't miss this one!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Susan32761
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ashwife1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very easy question to answer: do you like art that's clearly impressionism? Yes? Then go. No? Then still go to tell your impressionist friends what you saw!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoveTravel768257
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing collection of Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, etc. housed in a beautiful modern building. Allow at least an afternoon to wander around taking in these beautiful works of art.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maeve010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Anand S
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Response from kate b | Reviewed this property |
I saw all kinds of people and all kinds of fashions at The Barnes. Unless you are utterly naked, I see no problem with them accommodating you.
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Yes on their website but it is never very crowded