Barnes Foundation and its collection

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation is a unique combination of an art museum and school, situated at 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was originally located in Lower Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, until May 2012 when it moved to its current location. The foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes, a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who amassed a fortune from the invention of an antiseptic in 1907.

Art Collection at The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation boasts an exceptional collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, along with numerous works by classic and modern creators. The collection includes works by renowned artists such as Giorgio De Chirico, Rubens, Titian, Gauguin, Le Greco, Goya, Manet, Jean Hugo, Monet, Utrillo, William James Glackens, Charles Demuth, and Maurice Prendergast.

Diverse Collection at The Barnes Foundation

In addition to the paintings, the Barnes Foundation's collection also includes a wide variety of African objects, ancient Egyptian and Greek and Roman art, and decorative works of European and North American origin. These pieces were originally intended to furnish Albert Barnes's villa, adding to the unique character of the collection.

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Barnes Foundation
Benjamin Franklin Parkway 2025
PA 19103 Philadelphia

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Opening hours

11:00 – 17:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00


0 – 12Free
13 – 18$5.00
College Students$5.00


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Benjamin Franklin Parkway 2025, Philadelphia

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