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“Treasure”

The Barnes Foundation
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Merion
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

A must see for any art lover. Amazing collection of Impressionist art. I enjoyed the collection of metalworks and wood artifacts very much. You should reserve tickets. We did and notice their were no walk up tickets available. It can get a little crowed in the smaller rooms making it harder to view some pieces. They used to charge for the audio tour but it is included in the admission price now but, I would recommend using their app you can download for iPhone or Android and log into their WiFi. It is better than the one they provide, same info but easier to navigate and follow. Their iPod you have to search for numbers in the room. Their downloadable phone app shows each room with all the info numbers available for it.

Thank Rodvalente
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

After all the controversy and hoopla regarding the Barnes move from Merion to Phila., the verdict is in- overwhelmingly positive. The amazing paintings are all still there but in a brighter, cleaner and more spacious surrounding. If you enjoy Impressionist paintings, The Barnes is more than ever, the premier place in the country, if not the world, to visit.

Thank HBARRY740
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

A "can't miss" for any art buff. If you're a fan of impressionism, you're in for a treat. I've been to the Louvre and although there is much more there, I enjoyed the Barns much more. To see these originals, many of which are not openly published in art literature, is a breathtaking experience. It's moved from Merion which I would have preferred to see it stay. In Phila however, it will be more accessible and that's a good thing.

Thank beanzalo
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The new Barnes Foundation building showcases the amazing collection of Dr. Barnes and has retained the same feeling as the original building of the Barnes Collection

Thank Anne R
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

I had been to the original Barnes twice. The new home does have better lighting and more creature comforts. But how many time can I see the same art? I wish they had some rotating shows to build interest in returning.

Thank Bill A
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