My most recent visit was in December, but I purchased a membership when this location in Phila.'s Parkway Museums District opened in May 2012, and have visited four times since then. There's really too much to absorb in a single visit. The collection is phenomenal, to say the least. The main collection galleries replicate the "ensemble hang" that Dr. Barnes stipulated in the previous Merion, PA location - but the improved lighting (natural and otherwise) makes the artwork come alive. The audio guide is extremely helpful in explaining the connections between the various pieces on a single wall, and the symmetry Dr. Barnes was trying to create. Take your time moving between the galleries, and focus on individual works of art - or else it may feel overwhelming to be surrounded by so many Renoirs, Cezannes, Matisses, etc. in such close proximity. Don't forget the second floor galleries - or better yet, save them for a return visit. The downstairs gift shop is nice, and I haven't eaten in the cafe yet, but have heard that it is tasty. I did try the snack bar on the lower level, sharing hummus and snacks with a friend. There's limited seating in that area, but it was quick - so, no big deal. This is really a "must do" when you visit Philadelphia. It's best to reserve tickets in advance, although I understand they do set aside a small number of tickets each day for "walk-ups." The Barnes is right next to the Rodin Museum - another gem! Up the Parkway on one end, the amazing Phila. Museum of Art, and in the other direction: the Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, and Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul. It's a rather incredible stretch of cultural treasures - and I'm so lucky to live so close!