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The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
+1 215-278-7000
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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 unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution, the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum.
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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
+1 215-278-7000
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Reviewed yesterday

The Barnes Foundation is one of the most extraordinary impressionist art collections in the world. it is of such quality and magnitude you would expect to see it only in Czarist Russia, yet it is on the Parkway in Philadelphia. Although because of the quirkiness...More

Thank agosfield
Reviewed 2 days ago

The story of how this Museum came to be is worth the price of admission ! The art collection is beyond a lifetime experience of museum going

Thank Gerrald F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed my birthday at the Barnes Museum - somewhere that I had been longing to see. I was not disappointed. The truly beautiful and important artwork was arranged in such a way to elicit even more interest. The combination of art from various 20th century...More

Thank ScoutBooRadley
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beautiful museum is a must! It is not only unique to the city, but probably to the USA. It was very lovingly cared for both by Dr. Barnes and after. Value it's uniqueness!

Thank _cjbdtcc
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an excellent collection with a fabulous story. You will hear the story when you go, but for now, know that this is a well and personally curated exhibit of works by well-know painters, mostly Impressionist, some older masters and some more modern (but...More

Thank tinaheine31
Reviewed 5 days ago

Normally in museums, I have to search out some of my favorite art genres - Impressionist, Post Impressionist art and early modern art. At the Barnes Foundation, most of the art fits into these genres, although, there is a fair amount of art from other...More

Thank aapony
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do not miss this. I was astounded by this collection and the building. It is the most interesting and enjoyable visit to an art facility (I do not call it a museum, because it is way more than that) that I recall. The collection ranges...More

Thank vincentdT5148BC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had read a lot about the Barnes foundation before coming to Philadelphia. But nothing I had read or seen could compare with my exciting experience in looking at this art. I stayed there for four hours. There was so much to see and do...More

Thank AlbanyMisskitty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't love art, you probably want to find out what all the fuss is about...Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir, Picasso....So you need to come to the Barnes. Unlike the major museums of the world, you can actually spend a morning or an afternoon here...More

Thank JMDuende
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our visit with a tour. It was extremely helpful. The collection is wonderful. I highly recommend a visit to the Barnes. They have more Renoirs than any other museum in the world. It's a beautiful building and the entire experience was incredible. I...More

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Response from metoread2 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sunday in January, but not first Sunday. It was fine, but by the time I left was beginning to get crowded. Because this Museum has small rooms, crowds are always a problem. On first Sundays, you need to get... More
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Response from stanley c | Reviewed this property |
Palomar; Sofitel; Warwick; Marriott; Inn at Penn (U Penn) ; VRBO.
6 July 2016|
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yes - no flash though