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The Barnes Foundation

300 N Latches Ln, Merion, PA 19066-1729
+1 215-278-7350
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Lovely gem of a botanical garden!

The gardens are only open on Saturday and Sunday but well worth a visit. The rose garden was in... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Lots of the same.

Great building with a decent selection if art, however most rooms have the same feel as it's one... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Mike D
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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300 N Latches Ln, Merion, PA 19066-1729
+1 215-278-7350
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

The gardens are only open on Saturday and Sunday but well worth a visit. The rose garden was in full bloom in early June so that would be a great time to visit. Purple smokebushes were also in bloom at that time and were just...More

Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great building with a decent selection if art, however most rooms have the same feel as it's one mans collection of the art he loved. For $25.00 I thought it was a bit much given the size of the collection. Having visit many galleries around...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

Thank cecesimms
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

1  Thank Ragel111
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
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