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The Barnes Foundation

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Address: 300 North Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
Phone Number: 215.278.7350
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You must be artistic to thoroughly appreciate what this foundation has created!! Albert Barnes really did create a fabulous and creative ensembles that have extraordinary ties to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
ritzput
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louisville,ky
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louisville,ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You must be artistic to thoroughly appreciate what this foundation has created!! Albert Barnes really did create a fabulous and creative ensembles that have extraordinary ties to one another and to the room and the neighboring rooms!! It's original Matisse mural is breathtaking, especially when you see his original sketches. We did a personal tour and our guide was fabulous... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Be prepared. This is a very different experience and can be quite overwhelming. We usually don't do tours but this is one case where it may have helped. The Barnes Collection is meant to be viewed as ensembles. At first, a whole wall of remarkable and stunning pieces can seem cluttered and jumbled when you're trying to see or understand... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Well worth visiting, you will need several hours to fully appreciate this collection. Anyone who appreciates 19th and early 20th century European art will be in for a treat.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a lovely venue for viewing one man's personal collection of art. The displays are deliberately set up as they were in the original building in Merion. This provides a unique opportunity to learn about Barnes and his love of and interpretation of the art wok. The fact that the audio guides are included in the admission price is... More 

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STATEN ISLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This museum has a fabulous Cezanne collection. The organization of the art is quite different from anything we have witnessed before but certainly opens ones eyes to the connection of space, art and time. It is wonderfully maintained and you could spend an entire day in the galleries. Well worth the visit.

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St. Augustine, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

...than even the astonish collection of paintings, not to mention antique iron work and furniture. Go! You will be pleased. While there have lunch at the small, elegant restaurant, creative menu is surprisingly good and fairly priced.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have never seen such an an unusual art display in my life. It is frankly a shock to the senses. However this is not to be missed as the story of this collection, and how it is presented so unique and compelling. Make your reservations in advance.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The Barnes Impressionist collection is Legendary. Now the original galleries have been recreated in a new outer façade located on Philadelphia's Parkway among the cities leading Museum row. Much more accommodating and finally well lighted it is a true "Mind Blower". Spend some time reading about the "Curious" Dr. Barnes to fully appreciate the nature, layout and history of of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is an excellent collection but in now has a home on the Parkway in Center City Philadelphia. You can get a better appreciation and scope of the artwork in its new home.

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Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The extraordinary way the art is presented is thought provoking. What appears random is really deliberate. The best art history class you will ever take.

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