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The Barnes Foundation

300 N Latches Ln, Merion, PA 19066-1729
+1 215-278-7350
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Do you like Impressionist painting?

I had seen paintings from the Barnes Collection while the museum was moving to its current... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cecesimms
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New York City, New York
Tour of the Barnes Museum

We were very fortunate to have a guide for the morning who pointed out the different painters. By... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Joanne207
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Orlando, Florida
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300 N Latches Ln, Merion, PA 19066-1729
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Joanne207
Reviewed 13 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

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Before summer ends you might want to take a walk through the Barnes Arboretum, a hidden treasure of horticultural rarities spread over 12-acres in suburban Merion, Pa., a short distance from the art filled Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The Arboretum...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Barnes foundation has more master pieces of Renoir,Matisse than Paris. The gallary is divided to small room like a private house. They exhibit to mix different painters, sometime a small piece on top of a larger paint. This is the top of world museum.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were not happy when the museum was "stolen" and moved to Philadelphia, but the Philadelphia facility is world class, the collection is extraordanary, and the special exhibits are for the most part unique and well done. A "must see" if you are interested in...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 14 June 2016

You must be artistic to thoroughly appreciate what this foundation has created!! Albert Barnes really did create a fabulous and creative ensembles that have extraordinary ties to one another and to the room and the neighboring rooms!! It's original Matisse mural is breathtaking, especially when...More

Thank ritzput
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Be prepared. This is a very different experience and can be quite overwhelming. We usually don't do tours but this is one case where it may have helped. The Barnes Collection is meant to be viewed as ensembles. At first, a whole wall of remarkable...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Well worth visiting, you will need several hours to fully appreciate this collection. Anyone who appreciates 19th and early 20th century European art will be in for a treat.

Thank Yogadeva
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is a lovely venue for viewing one man's personal collection of art. The displays are deliberately set up as they were in the original building in Merion. This provides a unique opportunity to learn about Barnes and his love of and interpretation of the...More

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