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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were delighted to find one of the largest collections of Renoirs that we have ever seen, in addition to impressive works by Cezanne, Van Gogh and more. We were also pleasantly surprised that admission on the first Sunday of each month is free!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 8 August 2018

See the movie that sets up how Dr. Barnes got started in the art world and his motivation/goals. Each room becomes a work of art because of the way he arranged the artwork on the walls.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MLStenson
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We visited the gardens and wre pleasantly surprised. The web-site and all info tried to send you to the main Museum in the city, but the gardens are really nice. they have an impressive hosta collection, which are extremely well labelled and all the other...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bill195062
Reviewed 3 March 2018

All of the art pieces were beautiful and there was alot to see. There are many small rooms full of beautiful art and it seemed to get quite crowded in many of the rooms. Perhaps bigger rooms and less of them would make it somewhat...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jackbaby
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I feel like they did a good job of transporting the art and making it feel similar to the home in Bala Cynwyd but it is not quite the same so no 5 star review. The building itself is wonderful and a great addition to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank J6984QNjulied
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The gardens are only open on Saturday and Sunday but well worth a visit. The rose garden was in full bloom in early June so that would be a great time to visit. Purple smokebushes were also in bloom at that time and were just...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great building with a decent selection if art, however most rooms have the same feel as it's one mans collection of the art he loved. For $25.00 I thought it was a bit much given the size of the collection. Having visit many galleries around...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I had seen paintings from the Barnes Collection while the museum was moving to its current location. They had an example of how the paintings were grouped together with furniture, but it was nothing compared to seeing the original compositions in person and I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank cecesimms
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were very fortunate to have a guide for the morning who pointed out the different painters. By the end of the visit I was able to recognize the styles of many of the artists. Each room had a variety of paintings. There was a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Joanne207
Reviewed 12 September 2016

No matter how "artistically arranged the Parkway Barnes is", those who have frequented the Barnes of Merion ( I literally live for the last 39 years, about 2 walking blocks from the Merion Barnes) will say, that there is nothing like the old Barnes. True,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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