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Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: +1 215-278-7000
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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second visit to museum, good as the first

Second time attending free first Sunday. Even though it was the day after the 4th of July, I arrived at 10AM and received an 11AM timed admission ticket. I thought it would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Second time attending free first Sunday. Even though it was the day after the 4th of July, I arrived at 10AM and received an 11AM timed admission ticket. I thought it would have been much later. I wanted an audio guide, but they were out of headsets. At first I was annoyed, but when I walked around I saw everybody... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This sweet museum is the home of a magnificent collection of Impressionist art. Displayed in the way the collector had it hanging in his personal home. Largest collection of Renour and Others. Well worth an afternoon. Top notch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you in Philadelphia area you just absolutely must attend this exhibition. When you leave the building your thoughts are revolving around the same idea, I will come back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you haven't seen The Art of the Steal on netflix, watch that before you visit to understand the art and history of this museum. Despite the controversy, this place is amazing. If you want to see art in a new and interesting way, this isn't your typical experience. Interesting well known artists and works are combined with crafts like... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife loves Impressionism art and this is the place to go in philly! She loved it. A bit pricey but worth it for the collection they have

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Barnes lives up to the rep...gorgeous building, collection, gardens, staff and really fun to visit. The audio tour is first rate although it does'nt explain the sort of "crazy" of Barnes himself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place is worth the trip. The art and the unique arrangement of art is worth seeing. Make sure you do the short film before you start going thru the rooms, unfortunately you have to travel thru a couple of rooms to get to the classroom first for the film, but do this. The range of the collection is odd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very unusual display of great art, primarily the mastermind of Mr. Barnes. Lots of french Impressionist grouped with other styles provided much thought provoking analysis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great art museum, rich with history. The art is displayed throughout several rooms, and if possible, book a dossier. They did an excellent job recreating the original Barnes home. This is a great summer evening activity, and you can follow up with dinner in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having moved from NYC, I assumed that the best art collections were left behind-the Met, MoMA, Guggenhiem, etc. But today, I visited the Barnes Foundation and suddenly found myself amist a treasure trove of the greatest of the Post-Modern artists with a few of the old Italian masters thrown in for dessert. What a feast for the eyes!! And the... More 

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Additional Information about The Barnes Foundation

Address: Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: +1 215-278-7000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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