The Barnes in Philadelphia

The Barnes in Philadelphia

Art Museum, Art Gallery, and Office · Fairmount - Art Museum
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy (at 20th St.), Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:30 AM–10:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)
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Now open in Philadelphia. For tickets, 215.278.7200 or Now open in Philadelphia.


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    Lindsay D.
    "Go for Matisse, stay for the surprisingly beautiful space."(7 Tips)
    Rafael S.
    "Amazing collection of Renoir, Matisse, and many others."(7 Tips)
    Sofia P.
    "... from Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and more! Make sure you bring..."(5 Tips)
    nathan m.
    "It will save you $5 per audio tour!"(5 Tips)
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  • Campbell B.

    Lots of Cezanne's here. Keep an eye out for the Henri Rousseau's though. Very interesting.

    Campbell Bird · 2 days ago
  • Andrew F.

    Albert Barnes made a fortune developing an anti-gonorrhea drug (Argyrol) and selling his company at the right time, before antibiotics

    Andrew Furman · 3 weeks ago
  • Sarah E.

    The Matisse collection is beautiful; mostly on the second floor. "The joy of life" is a must see!

    Sarah Eff · October 7
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  • Rebecca D.

    Croissants are super good!!

    Rebecca Dummit · August 26
  • Patrick W.

    Great museum unlike any other

    Patrick Ward · August 3
  • Ryan C.

    Any amazing collection in a unique arrangement. Dont miss this. Apologies to Mr. Barnes for moving it from the original location against his intent.

    Ryan C · August 1
  • Julia T.

    My favorite museum in the country, truly amazing, worth several trips. Beautifully redone recently.

    Julia Truten · July 12
  • A B.

    Everything about it. It's amazing

    A Bee · July 1
  • Lucia L.

    Over 180 paintings by Renoir, #1 in the world! Unique display of art.

    Lucia Li · April 14
  • Denice

    The view from inside!

    Denice · April 13
  • James C.

    Amazing museum. Great works of art all together. Worth every penny.

    James C · April 11
  • Norie W.

    Interesting lay out. Just like original building. Architect did a good job.

    Norie Wright · March 9
  • Ben

    First Sunday of every month is free!

    Ben · March 1
  • Ellis H.

    Super great collection. Do the audio tour.

    Ellis Hamburger · February 16
  • Justin I.

    The monet painting of his boat studio...

    Justin Israels · January 19
  • Derek K.

    Whatever you do, be prepared to check your bags. I had my photo gear on me and wasn't going to trust a coatcheck with that. Big dissapointment!

    Derek K · January 2
  • Joe S.

    Astonishing collection of artists presented in a thought provoking and unique way. A different experience.

    Joe Strouth · January 1
  • Joe S.

    Sketching is NOT allowed in the galleries.

    Joe Strouth · January 1
  • Lindsay D.

    Go for Matisse, stay for the surprisingly beautiful space. Some prefer the original Barnes, but the new museum also offers a great experience. Become a member if you're local!

    Lindsay D'Andrea · December 27, 2014
  • Yael S.

    So much too see just amazing art

    Yael Shevach · October 10, 2014
  • Justin O.

    You have to get an appointment to enter the museum. The collection is interesting for the pieces but the arrangement of the pieces is also spectacular.

    Justin Ordoveza · August 28, 2014
  • Cristian G.

    Amazing art collection - a definite must see in Philly.

    Cristian Gonzalez · August 13, 2014
  • Ryan S.

    Come here. Seriously. Wow. !!!!

    Ryan Stanley · June 28, 2014
  • Cristene G.

    The collection is sizable. Get the audio but stop to listen in on the docent tours when you encounter them for a richer perspective. It is worth reading on Barnes, Renoir, cezanne, and vangogh before

    Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz · June 14, 2014
  • j w.

    Beautiful architecture; accessible and not too crowded

    j w · May 25, 2014
  • Tiffanie R.

    You should see this.

    Tiffanie Radomicki · March 21, 2014
  • DailyCandy

    Explore the collection of postimpressionist and modern paintings, African sculptures, and Native American textiles.The outside is just as eye-catching, with fountains and a Ellsworth Kelly sculpture.

    DailyCandy · February 25, 2014
  • Andrew W.

    Thieves! Built on a foundation of lies!

    Andrew W · December 30, 2013
  • Melissa K.

    Free audio guides!

    Melissa Kwan · December 16, 2013
  • Sunny

    A lovely place full of lesser-known works of renowned artists. The audio tour is free and each room also has a paper guide to the art in that room stashed in the room's bench.

    Sunny · November 24, 2013
  • Dan B.

    Great collection, but staff and security is overly uptight and unhelpful.

    Dan Burkarth · October 13, 2013
  • Lucia L.

    Beautiful impressionism art museum

    Lucia Lobel · September 12, 2013
  • steve

    Do not think this is what dr Barnes had in mind art is great

    steve · July 6, 2013
  • Mike M.

    Do not go on the tour. It's beyond patronising if you took art history in middle school.

    Mike Murphy · June 26, 2013
  • Tasneem I.

    Amazing docent Linda Robinson and do take her class at barnes

    Tasneem Ismailji · May 15, 2013
  • Anna L.

    Lots of street parking

    Anna Lee · May 13, 2013
  • Howard C.

    The art work is so beautiful. Having the audio to assist in describing the various works of art is essential to ones enjoyment.

    Howard C · April 4, 2013
  • Brian A.

    They stole this from the Main Line - but it's still the #1 private collection of Impressionist Art in the US. Check out the "Card Players" Cézanne

    Brian Anderson · February 17, 2013
  • Stephen L.

    Incredible Impressionist collection including 181 Renoirs. Try to get a tour if you can, lots of subtle symbolism to his layout.

    Stephen L. · February 16, 2013
  • Daniel M.

    Awesome museum. A must see if you are visiting Philly. Just make sure you remember to make reservations ahead of time

    Daniel Mason-D'Croz · February 15, 2013
  • Mehdi M.

    A series of Persian art work in room 16.

    Mehdi Mollahasani · February 9, 2013
  • Mehdi M.

    Watch "The Art of the Steal" documentary, the origin of Albert C. Barnes' art collection.

    Mehdi Mollahasani · February 9, 2013
  • Sarah R.

    On Friday nights, the otherwise somber space hosts concerts and pours wine until 10 p.m. Day or night, reserve museum tickets ($18) well in advance.

    Sarah Raymond · February 7, 2013
  • Sofia P.

    Amazing museum full of masterpieces from Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and more! Make sure you bring your headphones -you can download their free audio tour app in the App Store.

    Sofia Papastamelos · January 5, 2013
  • Rafael S.

    A must see in Philly! Amazing collection of Renoir, Matisse, and many others. Make your reservation ahead of time. Get the free audio guide app for your smartphone.

    Rafael Swit · January 5, 2013
  • Gabe K.

    Don't miss the monet self portrait in the boat-studio

    Gabe K · December 30, 2012
  • Stan H.

    Due to limited exhibit space, you need to buy tickets several days in advance. Buy your tickets online via the Barnes Foundation's web site. Ticket price is worth every penny.

    Stan Horwitz · December 28, 2012
  • Samantha H.

    This is a beautiful museum. Definitely a must see of Philadelphia

    Samantha Hatfield · December 18, 2012

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