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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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wynnewood
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent collection of art, love the mix of different styles. Efficiently run, well organized museum.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

one of the most impressive collection of impressionism you can see! the display is as impressive as the things displayed! if you are in Philly, GO! it is an experience like no other. GO!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fascinating collection of paintings. Never seen so many Renoirs in one place. Main Foundation items now based in central Philadelphia so easy to get to. Book in advance as it’s very busy.

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Alma, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

outstanding collection of art and artifacts with detailed ipod explanation of how many of them were assembled with the others to in an ensemble that is interrelated

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cherry hill,nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I love the collection. I have visited the Barnes many times in Merion. I visited the collection in the new location in Philadelphia. Experience is nice. However, it has lost its quaint charm. It is rather crowded with lots of tours. Lots of bus loads of disinterested school groups.. This is not a venue for young kids. Many people use... More

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