The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia

Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, the Barnes campus sits on a beautifully landscaped, four-and-a-half acre site in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural corridor. The building houses Dr. Albert C. Barnes’s art collection in a gallery that replicates the original rooms in Merion. In addition to the gallery, the campus has a changing exhibition space, classrooms, seminar rooms, a library, and an auditorium to facilitate educational opportunities. A visitor information center, large indoor court, restaurant, and gift shop provide warm and welcoming spaces for all.


Get acquainted with the building's location in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural corridor. Learn more

The Architects

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects embraced the Foundation's history while making their design accessible to all those who visit the collection. Learn more

Discover the Building

Discover the building and the design features that offer an enhanced visitor experience. Learn more

The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia Campus

Launch Slideshow

Walter and Lenore Annenberg Court, East view © Tom Crane

Walter and Lenore Annenberg Court, West view

West Terrace © Tom Moran / OTTO

Walter and Lenore Annenberg Court, Southeast view © Tom Moran / OTTO

Aileen and Brian Roberts Gallery © Michael Moral / OTTO

Lenfest Pavillion © Michael Moral / OTTO

Lower level lounge © Michael Moral / OTTO

Gallery Garden, lower level © Tom Crane

Honickman Library, lower level © Michael Moral / OTTO

Garden Restaurant © Michael Moral / OTTO