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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Each room has a foldout explaining each piece of work hung it that particular room. I never thought I'd hear myself say these words, "Another Renoir?" but I did. This collection is not to be missed.

Thank 464kaw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had seen a PBS special about the Barnes Foundation and definitely wanted to see the new museum in Philadelphia. Fortunately, it is open on Mondays, one of the few museums to be open that day. It is closed on Tuesdays. There is a brief...More

Thank Charboston
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had lunch there before touring the art. I was in a wheelchair, but that was not an issue. What is remarkable about the art is no just what Mr. Barnes collected, but how he decided to display it

Thank richardbernstein1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this collection on a Philly weekend get away. So glad we came. It was not ranked as high on trip advisor as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which we found to be an incredible oversight . What an amazing experience...More

1  Thank LetsGoMets-NJ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Now that the Barnes has settled into its new location it has lost some of its magic and gained nothing in return from the perspective of a visitor. The mystique of the original location is gone as is the drama of the relocation. So, now...More

Thank Chele32789
Reviewed 4 days ago

Long awaited but unplanned visit to the reloacted Barnes collection and it did not disappoint! Magnificent collection of Renoir, Monet and Seurat with a smattering of Picasso and Modigliani. Only criticism would be the layout -so many spectacular paintings given too little space. Not what...More

Thank podge747
Reviewed 5 days ago

A "priceless" art collection valued at $25 billion. Dr.Barnes had a critical eye and talent for purchasing art and displaying his art. The collection includes the roll call of impressionists and is associated with impressionist but includes much more than impressionists. Even if you only...More

Thank RDPII
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is such an overwhelming experience being in the presence of so many remarkable works of art by some of the most famous artists in western history. The opportunity to see these works so closely and personally is staggering; it put me in brilliant artistic...More

Thank bikecobb
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like Renoir and Cezanne this is the place to go.Was disappointed in the lack of Monet paintings on display as I am sure they have more.

Thank robinhenry
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no doubt that the collection is beautiful, the best Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse and Lautrec outside of France but why so expensive ? the exhibit is small compared to other art museum. Art in America is definitely something reserved for the elite and privileged...More

Thank loranse
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mercedesbenzx3
Has anyone gone to the first Sunday of a month when it's free admission? If so, was it extremely crowded?
27 February 2017|
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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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Margaret T
Hotels near the Barnes museum
22 August 2016|
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Response from stanley c | Reviewed this property |
Palomar; Sofitel; Warwick; Marriott; Inn at Penn (U Penn) ; VRBO.
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Divya7
Is Photography allowed inside? Can I take a SLR camera in with me?
6 July 2016|
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Response from frequenteater | Reviewed this property |
yes - no flash though
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