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The Barnes Foundation

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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
+1 215-278-7000
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
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"new building"
in 216 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 248 reviews
"impressionist art"
in 173 reviews
"original location"
in 99 reviews
"lower merion"
in 57 reviews
"private collection"
in 105 reviews
"van gogh"
in 209 reviews
"docent tour"
in 108 reviews
"art lovers"
in 117 reviews
"each piece"
in 62 reviews
"great art"
in 101 reviews
"love art"
in 64 reviews
"benjamin franklin parkway"
in 49 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 73 reviews
"on display"
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"timed tickets"
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"second floor"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Let me start by say I do not think of myself as a fan of impressionist art. Far from it but at the Barnes Foundation the collection overwhelmed me and gave me insights into Renoir and Cezanne that I would not have been able to...More

Thank Douglas C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you come to the Barnes Foundation you are, in essence, walking through an art collector’s home. And wow! This collector has some really special pieces. If you are a fan of Cezanne or Gaugin, you must come.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I always enjoyed art museums, whether in North American or Europe. The Barnes Foundation, however, has given me a completely different experience. I always read titles of paintings and whatever explanations museums provided and felt dependent on them. Because of the way paintings were displayed...More

Thank min z
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the trip. The collection is stunning. Spent about three hours and could have stayed longer. Also, a good wine and cheese plate is offered.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Barnes is fabolous. I can’t wait to return. So many beautiful pieces of art. There are so many beautiful pictures that it’s impossible to take it all in.

Thank jackyh895
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful collection of the masters. You don't need to travel to Europe to some of the best. Such an extensive collection and nicely presented. The restaurant was excellent as well.

Thank brechlin
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I couldn’t believe how many works of art are contained in the gallery. Best to start with watching a film about Barnes, gives you a good insight to the man and the foundation.

Thank 412martinh1966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love good art museums, and I've heard of the Barnes for years. We were not disappointed! A very classy place, first of all. After visiting the bustling National Gallery in DC, this was a completely different experience. I suppose the $25 entry fee contributes...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These treasures are much more easily appreciated in this lovely space. The building is beautiful inside and out. Out to be missed

Thank linlnk2u
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is the email I just sent the Barnes about my very disappointing experience: Hi, I just wanted to provide you with some feedback on my visits to the Barnes a few years ago and just this weekend, as the experiences were very different. I...More

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sandra y
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Walter M | Reviewed this property |
Please make sure you buy the tickets in advance. You could get there and not be able to be admitted. Just go online to The Barnes Foundation and purchase your timed admission ticket there.
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sandra y
April 2, 2018|
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Response from ttaylor2u | Reviewed this property |
You may purchase tickets in advance online at their website.
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peasetill2
January 4, 2018|
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Response from indianearth |
yes - check with the Barnes regardless, its an outstanding visit, I especially love the Matisse mural I have an iPhone as well so don't know
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