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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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Fantastic museum

Been here multiple times with friends, children, and for business. Very impressive in each situation. I also toured the original Barnes before it moved and I am blown away by how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here multiple times with friends, children, and for business. Very impressive in each situation. I also toured the original Barnes before it moved and I am blown away by how they maintained the original ambience and presentation of the art. Well worth the visit. Business lunch and a dinner presentation were run well. Was there with my toddler another... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Barnes Collection is one of a kind, with a rich history and an impressive variety of art. There is something for everyone to see, from plenty of Impressionist and modern art paintings to exotic sculptures, jewelry and objects from around the world. The building itself features rich materials, and the contents of the museum are arranged in the same... More 

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Glen mills pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Barnes is my favorite art museum. I have been there many times. This breathtaking collection consists of 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses. It also has works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian and Picasso — one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. It's best to make a reservation especially on weekends and holidays.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of visiting the Barnes Foundation when it was on the Mainline on Dr. Barnes estate. Due to the extremely limited hours of operation, it was a challenge to get an answer on the phone, a challenge to get tickets and a challenge to fit the available times into multiple schedules BUT well worth it in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I headed down to Philadelphia to (finally) see the Barnes Foundation Museum Gallery. What a wonderful collection they have there, even better, I thought, then advertised. It is housed in a beautiful, comfortable, modern building that is simply, but nicely landscaped. It sits right across from the Free Library just down from the Rodin Museum, and about three blocks from... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Barnes is one of my top 5 museum experiences ever!. An amazing collection! Worth a visit to Philly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unbelievable day. Get the headphone tour. It is worth it. The art is just spectacular and the building is amazing.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The award winning architecture, more space and more light allow a better viewing experience for the collection, at a much more convenient location on the Parkway in Philadelphia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After having enjoyed the splendors of the Barnes Foundation’s I wandered over to Room12 on the ground floor to take a look at 3 small paintings by the African-American painter Horace Pippin that Dr. Barnes had acquired in the 1940s. They are no.18, ‘Abraham Lincoln and his Father Building their Cabin on Pigeon Creek’ (1934); no. 22 ‘Christ and the... More 

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The Barnes Foundation is an astonishing collection of priceless art, displayed in a spacious building.

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