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Address: 300 North Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
Phone Number: 215.278.7350
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A must for art lovers

The extraordinary way the art is presented is thought provoking. What appears random is really deliberate. The best art history class you will ever take.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The extraordinary way the art is presented is thought provoking. What appears random is really deliberate. The best art history class you will ever take.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First of all, TripAdvisor, the Barnes Foundation art collection has moved to Philadelphia, on Ben Franklin Parkway in a brand-new building. You need to correct that listing or you'll have a lot of unhappy subscribers. We had never seen the Barnes before and were overwhelmed. Nowhere in the world is there such a massive collection of Renoir. More than that,... More 

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narberth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The move from Merion was very controversial but they did a great job. Now they need to figure out public transportation to get there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife loves impressionism and this is the place to see it. A new venue and very well organized. In an area of Philly that is easy to get to with many other places to visit nearby. You can park at the Franklin Institute go there and walk to the Barnes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A world class museum, building, education center and the holdings are out of this world. Never will you find so many amazing paintings clustered on a wall. Go if you are in Philly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is fabulous collection of art! I truly enjoyed viewing the 181 Renoirs along with a vast selection of other world masters. Dr. Barnes placement of his collection adds to the uniqueness of the displays. The new environs are very inviting and quite easy to access by car with a convenient and reasonable parking lot.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The other three in our group would rate it a five. For me, there was too much in each room for me to take it in. The building is fantastic. The collection has an interesting history. I prefer to have fewer paintings and other artistic artifacts in a room. However, the other three are much more artistic than me so... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Their impressionist art collection is amazing, the presentation unusual and intriguing, their new space was put together tastefully with attention to keeping the character of the original museum while modernizing it and improving lighting, flow, etc.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Trip Advisor - how well do you advise? The Barnes has been in Center City on the Parkway for sometime now -

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I feel sorry for people just visiting town. It's so crammed with amazing art that one trip is not enough.

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