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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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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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
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 validated for use upon exiting.