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“Love the new sight!”

The Barnes Foundation
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Ranked #2 of 435 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Love the new sight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

State of the art! Glad to see this with the other museums in Philadelphia. Location is perfect. Art work is of course exquisite. You don't want to leave Philadelphia and not visit this, their newest museum for art.

Visited May 2014
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Waretown, New Jersey
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“Overwhelming!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

The exhibit is a private collection of art from various artists that spans 3 levels of the building. Tickets can be purchased online or in person and show a set time to attend. Be prepared to spend several hours and try to get the free audio headsets that describe each piece of art. I would not recommend bringing young children.

Visited March 2014
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los angeles
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“Astonishing collection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Mind-blowing and worthy of a full day if you have the time. This must be the largest collection of impressionist paintings outside of France. The art is displayed in ensembles with metalwork and furnishings and the arrangement is as fascinating as the individual paintings. Because the galleries are small and packed the security here is extremely tight. Nothing but a tiny purse is allowed inside and the guards are hyper-vigilant. A bit distracting but certainly the protection that this amazing collection merits.

Visited May 2014
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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“Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and more!! - The Barnes Collection.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

A must for any art lover! The Barnes collection contains an amazing number of paintings and objects collected by Dr Barnes. Pre booking is best, as timed groups are admitted to avoid over crowding. The collection has been transported from his original house in Merrion, just outside the city and re-assembled in its new location in the city centre. Pictures are hung in the exact order and room settings/locations as in the original house. A great experience and opportunity to get up close to these masterpieces, and audio head sets give a great insight into a lot of the works. A first class experience. Highly recommended. A must for any visitor to Philadelphia!

Visited May 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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“A private gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is like a private gallery. Take the docent tour & then go around again with the booklets you find in each room. There are no descriptions on the wall so you need to check out the booklets then buy the book of the artwork (unfortunately hard copy only.

Visited May 2014
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