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The Barnes Foundation

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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...more
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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don’t miss a chance to visit here. Masterpieces of Impressionism. You’d better love Renoir, there are over 100 pieces!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AuntieMush
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating story of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and his art collection of incalculable value. The walls are filled with French impressionism as well as other older and more modern pieces. Architectural artifacts are also mounted on the walls and in shown in display cases. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WoodsWanderer
Reviewed 3 days ago

OK, this review is for all of my fellow art nerds ... this museum has been on my bucket list for years and it did not disappoint. If you want to be properly prepared, watch the documentary Art of the Steal or read the book,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the exhibit of Moriset. Great artist who was never appreciated as much as the male impressionists. Of course the rest of the museum is an imprssionist's heaven. Tons of Renoirs and Cezannes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the beautiful art and all the events that happen at the Barnes. There is always something different there! It's not your run of the mill museum experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Indigene Theres... G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The layout and architecture of this museum is remarkable. You can get up close to all the works of art. It's really worthwhile to take the museum tour if it's your first visit. The art collect is truly impressive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank U9021IXjenny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of eight, a Boston-based Book Group, went to Philadelphia to see the Morisot exhibit. We all LOVED IT and were impressed by the Barnes Foundation overall. We would just suggest, however, adopting a timed-entry for special exhibitions for such popular exhibitions. Our group...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sightseer446585
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barnes Museum has one of the largest Impressionist painting in the Country & they are incredible! The architecture is so beautiful and the display of art is wonderful with rooms that you can sit & enjoy the artwork. I would say, this is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike any other art museum. The way the pictures are hung in groups together with artifacts such as door-hinges and Shaker chests is unique in all the world. You might say Barnes was a mad genius, and sometimes he was just downright mad, but this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ArtMktMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a nice Sunday morning. Small gift shop downstairs. Will have to go back in nicer weather to see garden.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Bonnie B
23 December 2018|
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Response from JPA-MiamiBeach | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what their policies are. If you can't consider it a donation to a fabulous institution that exists for the benefit of students and the general public.
30 September 2018|
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Response from philippedP7682EK | Reviewed this property |
Yes on their website but it is never very crowded
7 June 2018|
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Response from ihorr2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is usually plenty of street parking during the week. We prefer to park in the lot of the foundation - outdoors easy ground access in and out - $10 for members covers 4 hours. Pay inside the Museum to get ticket... More