This is a refreshing facility; a modern, comfortable, relaxed, personal feel to the museum, unlike most other museums. If you're an art buff this collection will knock your socks off, if your not you’ll still enjoy and appreciate the presentation of the collection and Dr. Albert Barnes. The combination of post-impressionist and early modern art, Pennsylvania German furniture, sculpture and metalwork displayed in a series of well laid out rooms have of home like feel. The exhibit includes an almost endless collection of artwork by Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Renoir, Soutine, Vincent van Gogh and others. I would highly recommend the audio tour on your first trip; you’ll quickly become left in bewilderment without it.
Pros: Timed entry prevents a crowded atmosphere. A very pleasant staff.
Cons: You have to book your tickets online at least a week in advance; I would guess three or four weeks in the summer. Philly parking wasn’t bad in this area during our visit, good luck in summer.
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