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 Museum, Family And Kids

The Barnes Foundation - Review

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.


The Barnes Foundation Information

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

The Barnes Foundation Ticket Prices

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

How To reach The Barnes Foundation by Public Transport

  • Buses on Race St. and Arch St. and Callowhill st.

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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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The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Reviews

  • 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!

  • Easily accessible art museum in Philly. Student discounts are available, making it very affordable for students. Extensive collection that is displayed in a more comfortable manner as opposed to a standardized museum. We went to the temporary Renoir exhibit that exposed us to the famous artist's son who was involved in film production

  • Great visit. Our family with a 12 and a 7 year old watch the "Barnes the Collector" documentary the night before which made the visit even more enjoyable. Went on a Monday and the crowd size was just right. Very pleasant staff all along the way with an especially nice staff member who took some time to explain one prominent display for us. In our next visit we would consider taking a guided tour to get the same background information on all the rooms. Museum split into 2 floors, we walked through the 1st then grabbed some lunch for a break and they came back for the 2nd floor.

  • So much stuff used in the space. The museum is a replica of the item's original homes with Barnes himself, look up the history of the place and the surroundings of the original owner if you're curious. I've never visited the original place; I visited this place once years ago when it first opened and I recently visited again. As a museum/collection of stuff the place is unparalleled to pretty much everything else out there. I've been to the other museums in Philly extensively, and I've been lucky enough to go to the museum of modern art in New York and the Louvre in Paris once respectively. I'm so happy that this place in particular exists. There are countless examples from throughout the entire art world in the form of architectural pieces, furniture, pottery, ancient history and modern Masters and everything in between. There's free admission the first Sunday of each month which is understandably crowded but it's run very well and even when there's a huge crowd everything is very well organized and the museum runs pretty smoothly. Normal ticket prices are typical museum fair but it's such a fantastic place and it's arguably worth charging for tickets (would be nicer if it was free all the time ;) There's so much packed in the space, it's utilized in such an interesting way. One must visit the place, the whole thing is an utterly unforgettable experience. One could spend hours in individual rooms, each nook and cranny is filled with an assortment of paintings, pictures, sculptures, locks, hinges, carvings and so much more. Absolutely nothing compares

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