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Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: +1 215-278-7000
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The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth-...

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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The art works as everyone knows is unbelievable! Great location, The exterior fits into the neighborhood and if you ever visited the original museum, it's like seeing the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The art works as everyone knows is unbelievable! Great location, The exterior fits into the neighborhood and if you ever visited the original museum, it's like seeing the 'Mirrored' images of the original

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The new Barnes Foundation added a beautiful building around the collection, meticulously repositioned with the original arrangements. The breadth of the collections is simply amazing and absolutely worth your time to visit. The new building provided better lighting and simply enhances the experience while remaining true to the unique layout of the original.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Founded by Barnes, this gallery was a stark contrast to the Museum of Art located further down Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The architecture of the Foundation stands out at first and adds a modern touch to a culturally rich walkway of museums and libraries. Inside the foundation is home to a fantastic collection of art from artists such as Cezanne and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough about the Barnes! Very well organized and friendly staff. Nice store, but a bit pricey. Will make this a regular stop once or twice a year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The art collection at the Barnes is focused on post-impressionist and early modern art. I has an absolutely impressive collection of French Impressionists - a collection of Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir, and Picasso amazing not only in the numbers of pieces, but, perhaps even more, in their "accessibility" - the lighting, the framing, the surroundings all provide the perfect setting for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For years, I had heard of the Barnes Foundation, but never made it to visit it until it moved to downtown Philly, and even then it took me years. Dr. Barnes had a great, eye for modern art. His purchases have stood up very well over the years. The art is mostly displayed in small rooms with the pieces together... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is lovely but don't waste your money on the deluxe tour package. It is staffed by volunteers who don't like to use the audio headsets to give tours - you have to strain to hear them. Even when you ask, they just say, they don't like them. There were four "deluxe" tours ready to start and we tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love art, especially the work of the Master Impressionists, then this is THE place. On par, if not better than the D'Orsay in Paris for Impressionism and so much more pleasant a venue. The history behind the collector and the collection is also fascinating. THIS IS A PHILADELPHIA MUST DO.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most amazing collections of artwork in the entire world. Each room is filled with notable and impressive impressionist paintings. A must-see when in Philly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful the Barnes museum is to visit. We have been to many museums around the world but nowhere is there such a unique way to present the art as the Barnes. Only at the Barnes can you view in the same display African American and Southwest American artists along with Picasso, Matisse,... More 

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