ArtSee activities at the Barnes Foundation
Photo by Nancy Puklin

Family programs stir the imagination and generate excitement about art, architecture, and nature. Programs are designed for preschoolers (ARTime), youth (ArtKids), and the entire family (ArtSee); children must be accompanied by an adult.

Giorgio de Chirico, Italian, 1888–1978, The Mysterious Swan, 1934,  Oil on canvas 23 7/8 x 19 3/4 in.


Just in time for his birthday, we look to Giorgio de Chirico’s swimming swan and other playful patterns to make an array of spirited works of art. Learn more

John Kane American, 1860–1934, Along the Susquehanna c. 1928 Oil on canvas 19 x 27 1/8 in.


It’s sizzling outside but cool inside with positively refreshing art projects: there are beach scenes to imagine, water creatures to shape, and a beach bag to drizzle with colorful concoctions. Learn more

Edouard Manet


It’s fall and thoughts turn to work. Yard work, schoolwork, and chores of all sorts. Get your artwork going in full force by making an imaginative set of tools, a box, and a bag. Learn more

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