Worth a special trip to PHL just to see this collection. I love the unique way the art is displayed you have to visit.
The Barnes is not a one and done, belt-notch experience. It should be seen again and again. The designers have done a fabulous job recreating the original Barnes arrangements and rooms inside a beautiful new building and landscape setting. Once the visitor begins to understand Dr. Barnes's aesthetic the art becomes more accessible and it keeps coming.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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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