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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 2 days ago

We loved the art esperience, but the aggressive promoting of watching the video, the constant reminders of staying behind the black lines, and the triple checking of tickets and ipad confirmation of my name AFTER buying tickets was very off putting before we ever got...More

Thank RBCOOLB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dr. Barnes’ art collection is beyond impressive, a lot of the pieces are French, but there are pieces from all over Europe and the States represented in this gallery. Admittedly, I’m not well versed in art (yet!), but I’m a Renoir fan, and always love...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 4 days ago

You just have to see it to believe it. At first it may seem cluttered and poorly curated but it is one mans vision of how his collection was to be displayed. For this one must be patient and take the time to view all...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had never been to the original home, so I can't compare. It was a great place to see some great art pieces.

Thank mich s
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must-see for art lovers visiting Philly. We were on a tour and had limited time. The arrangement of the art is unique and takes some getting used to. After having it explained, I would prefer to visit the rooms again using the...More

Thank happytravelertoo2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

a must see. The collection of paintings is impressive, and the present special exhibition (Kieffer on Rodin) is most interesting

Thank rouillac55
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never had such a horrible museum experience in my life! The security guards literally harass you during the entire visit. Be prepared for the most ridiculous rules ever. For example, you may photograph the artwork however you must be seated 20 feet away...More

Thank Allergymom3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barnes collection is extraordinary. In contrast to traditional museums that have built their collections from multiple acquisitions, the Barnes collection shows one man's collection of many of the most important artists of the late 19th and early 20th century. It is amazing to see...More

Thank shaffems
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique and fantastic collection of art, mainly European 18-19th century. Italian, German , Flemish but mainly French. Unfortunate that the lighting of the paintings is so poor and one could argue that there is too much to see, walls overloaded. But the regulation of...More

Thank edes63
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the collection of art at this venue. The shear quantity is quite amazing. The history of the assembly of the collection and its current value is worth the visit. I found the second floor security guard to be so rude that it cut...More

Thank Ilume
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peasetill2
4 January 2018|
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Response from indianearth |
yes - check with the Barnes regardless, its an outstanding visit, I especially love the Matisse mural I have an iPhone as well so don't know
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Lisa T
11 September 2017|
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Response from Sandy M | Reviewed this property |
The very best thing you can do is purchase a book on Mr Barnes himself. Read about what he wanted, why he exhibited the art the way he did, etc. He was fascinating. He stipulated in his will that the collection was not to... More
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Carole0228
31 July 2017|
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Response from DocMc804 | Reviewed this property |
there is a coat and bag check.
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