The Barnes Foundation

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  • Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 1215-2787200
  • Ticket Price: 18 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Museums, Family And Kids

Fine art and horticulture might seem like a strange combination but it’s worked fantastically well for the Barnes Foundation. Barnes was an early twentieth century chemist who made a fortune selling an anti-gonorrhea drug called Argyrol. With that fortune he established this museum. It’s collection of 2500 objects are suppose to value in at about $25 billion at today’s prices. Among it’s priceless paintings are 181 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 69 by Paul Cézanne, 59 by Henri Matisse, 46 by Pablo Picasso, 21 by Chaim Soutine, 18 by Henri Rousseau, 16 by Amedeo Modigliani, 11 by Edgar Degas, 7 by Vincent van Gogh, and 6 by Georges Seurat. Also included are Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; American and European furniture, decorative arts and metalwork. The setting of all this art is unique.


  • Prefer the self guided audio tour to the other guided tours.

  • Seniors (65+): USD 15
  • Students (with valid ID): USD 10
  • Youth (6–18): USD 10
  • Children (0-5): Free.

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  • The Barnes Foundation Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
  • The Barnes Foundation Contact Number: 1215-2787200
  • The Barnes Foundation Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • The Barnes Foundation Price: 18 USD
  • Best time to visit The Barnes Foundation(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Barnes Foundation: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Philadelphia include The Barnes Foundation in their plan

  • 46.28% of people start their The Barnes Foundation visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Barnes Foundation

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  • What a magnificent museum and a great experience. Everyone was friendly, professional and knowledgeable with the artwork and entire layout. If you follow the rules and have great appreciation for art, you need to come and enjoy this establishment. You will not be disappointed with the friendly staff and surroundings. Also, be a proud sponsor and sign u for the membership. You will enjoy and truly share the experience with so many others.

  • Incredible place for Impressionist fans. Biggest collection on Renoir anywhere. Collection displayed as groups of pieces that Mr. Barnes believed best delivered the art to the viewer. Many larger museums have more pieces that you need to hunt through to find what you like. If you love Renoir and his contemporaries then this is the place to spend a few hours. Get a guided tour if you can.

  • One of the great museums of North America albeit small. Additionally, it is adjacent to 2 other wonderful museums, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin museum. I used to go to the Barnes for many years in Lower Merion with my grandfather; the new museum is more accessible and better. The Barnes has one of the largest collections of French Impressionist art in the world juxtaposed to Pennsylvania Dutch objects and African art. Barnes made his fortune selling a medicinal liquor/placebo. He spent it well however buying beautiful art and supporting the education of African Americans.

  • The Barnes Foundation is great. Hold your breath when you walk in for the first time and you might just float to impressionistic heaven. A world within a world is the Barnes, truly unlike anything else in the art world. Dr. Barnes is an inspiration, a visionary, and defines what it means to have "the eye" for beauty in art as well as life. Love it. If you're able to take a day and visit please do. Pro Tip: Buy a loved one Renoir Puzzle. Also, Notre all aspects of the room, and how each wall tells a story from floor to ceiling.

  • Visited this Art Gallery as a part of an Art trip to Philadelphia. Wonderful museum and a true discovery for the lovers of Impressionist Art! The art is displayed in small intimate rooms as was intended by Barnes himself. The museum carries a lot of works of Renoir, Matisse and other famous artists. If you are in Philadelphia, do not miss out on this experience!

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  • What are the dates for the Berthe Morisot exhibition? Thank you.

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    • The dates and venues are October 21, 2018–January 14, 2019 .


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