The Barnes Foundation

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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Afar Magazine

Includes more paintings by Renoir than anywhere else in the world, and more works by Cézanne than in all the museums of Paris. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum.  Full review →


Condé Nast Traveler

Displays works by masters like Matisse, Cézanne, and Renoir in a peaceful salon-style setting. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full review →

The number of visitors is strictly limited, and entries are timed, so it is wise to book tickets ahead of time.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full review →


Not For Tourists

The collection's controversial move to the city is to your benefit. Go! Full review →


Travel + Leisure

One of Philadelphia’s newest and most exciting museums showcases Albert C. Barnes’ collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modernist paintings. Full review →



The Barnes holds a superb collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and early-Modern paintings, as well extensive collections ranging from African sculpture to antiquities from Europe and Asia. Full review →

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