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The Barnes Foundation

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Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth-...

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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Great Impressionist Art Collection

We visited on a Saturday afternoon on Memorial Day weekend. Most of this amazing art collection is displayed on the two main floors. It is a must for fans of Renoir as it is the... read more

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Avon, CT
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon on Memorial Day weekend. Most of this amazing art collection is displayed on the two main floors. It is a must for fans of Renoir as it is the most extensive collection I have ever seen. Unlike many art museums, the artwork is displayed as Barnes had it in his original home with many... More 

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florida
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Close to 200 Renoirs plus many other great works. Much more extensive than prior venue. Nice new building with so much to see.

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Fairport, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Barnes Foundation has been one of my "bucket list " items for a long time and finally had a block of time and enough prior planning that we could reserve our spot there. So much to see and such an organized way to see the magnificent works of art! Thanks for controlling the number of visitors so the visit... More 

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Montclair NJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family debated which museum to visit and we agreed after experiencing Barnes, we were glad we did. Even though a staff member suggested we skip the free app download, (he said it doesn't always work) I downloaded it anyway and enjoyed the audio tour. Each room is carefully coordinated and tells a story- and I would have missed many... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a LOT of art here. Mostly Renoir. Well displayed, reasonably attractive building. There is no labeling of this art, there are printouts in each room giving dates and artist only, no sense of what or why. There is an app which may be downloaded, I think I prefer museum experiences free of my phone. If you know a... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was such a lovely experience seeing this art collection at the Barnes Museum a few weeks ago. With a focus on Renoir's work, walking through the galleries is an art lesson featuring the Impressionist period of painting. It can take quite a long time to view the paintings so try to allow several hours to fully appreciate the works.....especially... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a high light tour, our guide provided plenty explanations and comments. The collection is very rich and it takes at least 3-4 hours to go through all the rooms.

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Reservation needed. try to begin at 10.00, after 11.00 very crowdy and all rooms but one are very small

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd heard about this museum long ago when it was in the Philly suburbs in Mr Barnes home but never visited. Now the museum has relocated to central Philly and recreated the collection as it was in the home. Some of the world's most renowned paintings are here. The collection is eye-popping. A must do in Philly.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I simply adore the Barnes Foundation. It has a stunning array of masterpieces, yet it has an intimate, almost private, feel, even in a crowd. When it moved to its current location a few years ago, I was very skeptical that it could retain this ambiance, but it did. It is also fascinating to learn so much about Dr. Barnes... More 

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