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The Barnes Foundation

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Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
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The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth-...

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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One of the worlds greatest art collections

The Barnes Foundation blew me away. Truly outstanding collection of impressionist and surrealist art. Barnes was truly a visionary collector. Some of the most important pieces of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Barnes Foundation blew me away. Truly outstanding collection of impressionist and surrealist art. Barnes was truly a visionary collector. Some of the most important pieces of artists like Seurat, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh are there. Truly breathtaking art. I recommend you also watch Art of the Steal which gives you some interesting and controversial history about Barnes and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting the Barnes is a worthwhile trip for any art lover and may even win over a few converts. I admit to preferring the original location, but the new site is well done. Tips: Don't let the constant admonishions to stay behind the lines bother you (it's a thing). Pay special attention to the bouyant work of a great local... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the art collection. Was not too impressed with the alt-art exhibit, but I guess art is in the eye of the beholder. My friend also was asked to check in her handbag,even though she saw other women with bags roaming the museum. She was worried about her money and passport inside. I,on the other hand was badgered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Barnes is a treat. Because of his remarkable collection and his unorthodox notions of display, Dr. Barnes created one of the truly exceptional art museums in the world. And now, in the careful hands of architects Williams and Tsien, the museum has a gorgeous new home, one that maintains the spirit of the original while bringing it beautifully into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The collection of Albert C. Barnes is truly spectacular. Estimated to be worth around $25 Billion in 2009, it includes over 900 paintings, of which 181 are by Renoir, 69 Cezanne, 46 Picasso alone. The collection is easy to get to, a short walk from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and next door to the Rodin Museum on Franklin Parkway.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a guided tour with one of the fine docents for insights of the Impressionist era in art. Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso rule the collection, but many other artists and craftsman were uniquely shown side by side according to Dr. Barnes' philosophy of mingling art and craft. A jewel of Philadelphia.

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Great collection and history. Do not miss if you are in Philadelphia. Presentation of the French impressionists will make you stay all day. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

love the museum and the way it's set up built based on the rooms and the way he had paintings in the house. world class collection of art

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection is definitely impressive, but we were disappointed that the artists' names and the titles were not next to the paintings. I understand that Albert Barnes did not want viewers to be influenced by these factors, but it really helps the viewer to put the art into context and remember the paintings. Furthermore, the paintings are laid out in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a gift from friends for a private tour of this unique museum. Though knowledgeable about the Impressionists, we learned a great deal more during the 1.3 hour tour conducted by our fantastic tour guide, Cynthia. She was a font of insight into the nuances of Dr. Barnes, his intention and vision for the foundation and distinguishing the artistic... More 

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