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Address: 300 North Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
Phone Number: 215.278.7350
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Space, juxtapositions yield more impact...

...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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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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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Thank Marvin G
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First of all, TripAdvisor, the Barnes Foundation art collection has moved to Philadelphia, on Ben Franklin Parkway in a brand-new building. You need to correct that listing or you'll have a lot of unhappy subscribers. We had never seen the Barnes before and were overwhelmed. Nowhere in the world is there such a massive collection of Renoir. More than that,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The move from Merion was very controversial but they did a great job. Now they need to figure out public transportation to get there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife loves impressionism and this is the place to see it. A new venue and very well organized. In an area of Philly that is easy to get to with many other places to visit nearby. You can park at the Franklin Institute go there and walk to the Barnes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A world class museum, building, education center and the holdings are out of this world. Never will you find so many amazing paintings clustered on a wall. Go if you are in Philly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is fabulous collection of art! I truly enjoyed viewing the 181 Renoirs along with a vast selection of other world masters. Dr. Barnes placement of his collection adds to the uniqueness of the displays. The new environs are very inviting and quite easy to access by car with a convenient and reasonable parking lot.

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