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The Barnes Foundation

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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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
+1 215-278-7000
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch there before touring the art. I was in a wheelchair, but that was not an issue. What is remarkable about the art is no just what Mr. Barnes collected, but how he decided to display it

Thank richardbernstein1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited this collection on a Philly weekend get away. So glad we came. It was not ranked as high on trip advisor as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which we found to be an incredible oversight . What an amazing experience...More

Thank LetsGoMets-NJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Long awaited but unplanned visit to the reloacted Barnes collection and it did not disappoint! Magnificent collection of Renoir, Monet and Seurat with a smattering of Picasso and Modigliani. Only criticism would be the layout -so many spectacular paintings given too little space. Not what...More

Thank podge747
Reviewed 3 days ago

A "priceless" art collection valued at $25 billion. Dr.Barnes had a critical eye and talent for purchasing art and displaying his art. The collection includes the roll call of impressionists and is associated with impressionist but includes much more than impressionists. Even if you only...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is such an overwhelming experience being in the presence of so many remarkable works of art by some of the most famous artists in western history. The opportunity to see these works so closely and personally is staggering; it put me in brilliant artistic...More

Thank bikecobb
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like Renoir and Cezanne this is the place to go.Was disappointed in the lack of Monet paintings on display as I am sure they have more.

Thank robinhenry
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is no doubt that the collection is beautiful, the best Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse and Lautrec outside of France but why so expensive ? the exhibit is small compared to other art museum. Art in America is definitely something reserved for the elite and privileged...More

Thank loranse
Reviewed 5 days ago

an absolute stunning museum and must see for visitors to Philly. The restoration process from the original site is worth seeing by itself and the collection of Renoir's and many other masters is extraordinary.. Smaller than the gigantic art counterparts in Philly, DC and NYC...which...More

Thank dalausnj
Reviewed 5 days ago

A huge collection of impressionist art. Dr. Barnes hired a friend with art training to go to France and buy art for him. Just happened to be when the impressionist were just starting. The collection was in his home for many years. Quite a story...More

Thank maevans70
Reviewed 5 days ago

I think this place could be fun if you really want to see a certain exhibit, but overall it is very stuffy, even down to the reservation system of the whole thing. The collection is beautiful, but I'd skip and head down the street to...More

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Has anyone gone to the first Sunday of a month when it's free admission? If so, was it extremely crowded?
February 26, 2017|
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Response from metoread2 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sunday in January, but not first Sunday. It was fine, but by the time I left was beginning to get crowded. Because this Museum has small rooms, crowds are always a problem. On first Sundays, you need to get... More
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August 22, 2016|
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Response from stanley c | Reviewed this property |
Palomar; Sofitel; Warwick; Marriott; Inn at Penn (U Penn) ; VRBO.
Is Photography allowed inside? Can I take a SLR camera in with me?
July 6, 2016|
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Response from frequenteater | Reviewed this property |
yes - no flash though