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The Barnes Foundation

300 North Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
215.278.7350
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Merion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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English first
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285 reviews 285 reviews
50 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visited here last month. Worth the trip to Philadelphia to see naught but this museum.Absolutely fabulous experience. The gift shop was exceptionally tastefully stocked. We had something from here shipped to our home in Indiana. Unfortunately an item was broken. When I called the gift shop, the woman graciously gave us full credit. Do not miss going here if... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's hard to believe that any individual could collect so much fabulous art in his lifetime, let alone assemble it in such an original setting. The special exhibit of Cezanne's still life work was an extra treat. A museum that definitely deserves a second (or more) visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Attended "Free First Sunday," a lovely gift to the public. Wonderful place with a vast and varied collection. Mostly paintings and drawings, some sculpture and fabrics, no photos. Items from 1,500 BC to the mid-1900s. Informative printed guides in each room of displays, and an audio tour if you'd prefer. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Beautiful facility offers a sense of... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like arts of Impressionists, you should not miss to visit The Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia. All the arts exhibited are fine and great. However, especially, the collections of Renoir, Cezanne, and Matisse, are remarkable and amazing. You may feel any similar art space cannot be found in any other museums in the world. The all arts are... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We haven't been to the new location yet, but we used to go every year when it was on our street. We were very sad to see it go because the collection was truly amazing.

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wynnewood
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We love the Barnes under ordinary conditions. Attended a party hosted by NBC-10 at night and were able to see the Cezanne exhibit of still life paintings featuring apples with only a handful of people. What a treat!

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Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you love Renoirs, this is THE PLACE TO VISIT. If you are a tourist in New York City, it is worth a trip to Philadelphia just to see this beautiful museum. We spent a fabulous day looking at these wonderful paintings. I think this is the largest collection of Renoirs in the world. Amazing.

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tabibit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have long wanted to visit this museum. It was truly worth a visit. Not only the art itself is amazing, the use of contemporary building space is calming and adds a distinctive character. The gift shop has lovely items. Only negative point is that despite the reservation made for the available time slot, wait was quite long.

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Wyoming,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The drama of the legal fights and the controversy about moving to the Ben Franklin Parkway were well worth the result of public access to the Barnes Collection and the story of Alfred Barnes in a convenient location and a wonderful building. The Docent tour was very informative. We would like to see more pieces of the Collection discussed in... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The famous collection is in its new setting in Philadelphia now but the arboretum in Lower Merion is still alive and well. Horticulture classes are still held here and the spirit of Mrs Barnes still seems to be hovering around. The 1922 Mansion used to house the art collection . I have seen it in this original setting a few... More

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