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The Barnes Foundation: Tours & Tickets

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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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The Barnes Foundation is not to be missed, grounds by OLIN and modern exterior designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners are a welcome contrast to historic Philadelphia. The story behind the amazing collection of Impressionist art acquired by Albert C. Barnes, a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank niomirsc
Reviewed 2 days ago

If there is only one reason to go to Philadelphia, it is the Barnes Foundation. Incredible! There were so many paintings by Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Rousseau, Utrillo, and others that we had never seen before. Just jaw-dropping and awesome. You can download the Barnes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 3 days ago

This art museum has more significant paintings on one wall that many museums have in their entire collection. The app that allows you to use your phone to get information by simply pointing your camera is very helpful, especially since many of them are quite...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Debbiekc73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is more Renoir and Cezanne here than I could have imagined. I actually went to see the Chaim Soutine paintings - husband’s cousin. This museum has an amazing collection but it’s hard to access the art because it’s not labeled. Have to patiently look...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MTMknits
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Barnes Foundation was a pleasant surprise during a recent visit to Philadelphia. Wanted to visit Longwood Gardens but it is closed on Mondays so we took a chance on the Barnes Foundation Gallery instead. The 13 separate galleries on the 1st floor were a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Adventure741346
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the impressionists. I have never seen such an extensive collection of Cezannes, Renoires, and Van Goghs. Also includes many Matisse’s, Degas, Manets, and many other artists. All in a very personalized display, within a relatively small number of rooms. And there are docents...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AnnaM856
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Barnes and enjoyed the large collection of impressionist paintings. The number of Renoirs was overwhelming, although they were not all his first quality. This was an enjoyable afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my, I was in heaven! All that wonderful art - beautifully displayed. The manner of display was a bit unusual for a museum and was decreed by Mr. Barnes, I believe. It worked well. If you love Renoir (who doesn’t) there are over 150...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Anastasia3052018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has the largest collection of Renoir’s under one roof. Not too big. Like the app that allows you to point to the picture and get info on your phone.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GeiWei
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum! It has some of my favorite artists, and it was lovely to spend the hot afternoon in a cool air conditioned beautiful building.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from kate b | Reviewed this property |
I saw all kinds of people and all kinds of fashions at The Barnes. Unless you are utterly naked, I see no problem with them accommodating you.
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Yes on their website but it is never very crowded