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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to Albert Barnes' eclectic collection of over 4,000 items, including 900+ paintings (of which 180 or so are Renoirs). You might think that the sheer number of items would be overwhelming, but the way the...More

Thank Roman S
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we entered the gardens surrounding the Barnes Collection property on Ben Franklin Pkwy we felt a peace and focus that lasted throughout our tour of the eclectic artwork that was the life's work of Dr. Albert Barnes to assemble. The Impressionist painting,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tour guide told us the Barnes has 181 Renoir's. One wall was dedicated and had 10. The collection is similar to how Barnes had the items at his house. In each room get the printed guide and prepare to spend time here. One of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard that the Barnes had quite a collection. So we visited it when we were in Philadelphia, last week. Who knew that someone had so may Reniore paintings. Degas, Picasso, Van Gough, Miro are also in the collection. Don't miss it if you're...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

When they moved the Barnes to Philadelphia, the natural site was on the Parkway where most of the city's major museums are located. Then they hired an architect who had the brilliant idea of making the entrance face North - away from the Parkway. So...More

Thank Armen1968
Reviewed 1 week ago

Little did I know when I went into the building I would be stepping into one of the finest collections of art in the world. Just seeing the Renoirs was worth it,

Thank rlb_4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic collection of impressionist art. The arrangement is like the old Barnes so each room overflows with sensory delight. Quality of the art varies; you'll know the great ones when you see them.

Thank setiboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quirky collection is housed in a building which replicates certain aspects of the home of the original collector. The first gallery demonstrates the design with a huge, 3 part Matisse mural on canvas hung near ceiling level. All paintings are hung as the original...More

Thank nydolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dr. Barnes' built up the most amazing private collection of art - Renoir, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne - a truly impressive collection and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barnes Foundation was a wonderful experience for me. I really want to learn more about art and this place inspired me to possibly take a class. I was so happy to see some Seurat paintings! I recently went to the play, "Sunday in the...More

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Lisa T
September 11, 2017|
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Response from wanderlust2NewYork | Reviewed this property |
We did not elect this additional tour so I can't speak to its value. Sorry!
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July 31, 2017|
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Response from DocMc804 | Reviewed this property |
there is a coat and bag check.
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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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