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The Barnes Foundation

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Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: +1 215-278-7000
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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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Impressive Impressionism Collection

I had no idea of the enormity of the collection and all the famous pieces of artwork on display. A true must for any art-lover or non art-lover alike! Each room in the gallery is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had no idea of the enormity of the collection and all the famous pieces of artwork on display. A true must for any art-lover or non art-lover alike! Each room in the gallery is numbered as has its own leave-in-the-room informative guide for anyone wanting a little bit more information on any of the works as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable collection of art. 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 46 Matisse, and many by Monet, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Cassat, Seurat. Pay the extra $20 if possible for an in depth tour. Very small café, not much more than coffee and cookies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This transplant of the original Barnes Foundation Museum is actually a great improvement for the visitor. Now you can both see the art and revisit the original display approach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic for both art lovers/artists and the general public. For art lovers, this is an historical recreation of the original Barnes in a gorgeous new building, with a dynamic schedule of contemporary exhibitions to complement the collection. For the general public, the largely impressionist collection of work is a crowd pleaser, and the eccentric Barnes interspersed his Renoirs and Cezannes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow. I was surprised that they had that many Impressionists. I knew it would be impressive, but it wowed us! Over 180 Renoirs, lots of other impressionists, free audio tour, knowledgeable docents. If you enjoy art museums, don't miss it when in Philly. Nice building, great facility. Only wish I had downloaded their app to learn about more of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum in April of 2015. It was wonderful! A must see attraction for art lovers. The collection is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most astounding collections a of art I have ever seen. If you are planning a trip to Philadelphia this is a must go if you like art at any level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A place you MUST go. It was a surprise in Philli. This museum has very high quality art, many Van Gogh paintings and more impressionists. It's by appointment only, but worth the time lost to get it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a "must do" when in Philadelphia. The collection is extraordinary - and it is curated in a most unusual (and possibly eccentric way!). There is a printed guide in each room which identifies the paintings & objects rather than each piece being "tagged". But once you understand the philosophy of Barnes and become accustomed to the viewing process... More 

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Greenville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The new Barnes Museum on the parkway takes Dr. Barnes odd construct of display and places it firmly in a modern exterior. Barnes" collection of Impressionists has no equal anywhere that I've ever seen and his unusual placement of paintings alongside other art that influenced the painters -- followed 100% in the new building -- really inspires one to look... More 

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