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September brings Pour and Store ceramics front and center as we honor Jean Renoir’s birthday with pots and pitchers projects aplenty.

Family Tours

Riddle of the Room family audio tour
What is seen or suggested and gives you direction for great art detection? Find out in this award-winning interactive audio game.
For ages 7–12

Solving Still Life ArtSee gallery kit
Art detectives, hone your skills solving still-life sightings in The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne and the collection galleries! Your quest is clued by decoding the art card brain games.
For ages 7–12

Riddle of the Room ArtSee gallery kit
Calling all art detectives! Visiting the Barnes is challenging fun as you solve the riddle of the room on the art cards in this award-winning game.
For ages 7–12

Riddle of the Room and Solving Still Life are sponsored by Macy's
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ARTime Pajama Tour

An entertaining exploration of the galleries for children 2–5, who are invited to wear their pajamas, and their caregivers.
Included with collection admission; members free. Reservations required.

pajama tour

Pitchers and Pots
September 19

Peek at the pitchers and pots perched in the galleries.
Reserve general admission or member tickets online.

ARTime Storytime

Listen, dance, create, and sing to the art of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, van Gogh, and other artists in the collection. Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.
Free; reservations required. Collection admission not included.

Every Thursday, 10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon

saturday night at the beastro

Saturday Night at the Beastro, by Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben
September 4 and 11
Dinner is served at the Beastro and it’s like no meal you’ve ever seen, with squiggly slugs and glasses of skunk juice! After hearing about the hungry monsters, pinch a pot. 


i'm a little teapot

I’m a Little Teapot, by Iza Trapani
September 18 and 25
A lively little teapot gets all steamed up on one imaginative adventure after another. Decorate your own teapot to take home. 

ArtSee Activities

The entire family gets into the creative act by making an array of exciting art and craft projects that change monthly.
Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included. 


Pour and Store: Pitchers and Pots

Friday, September 19, 5–7 pm
Saturday, September 20, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, September 21, 1–3 pm
Pitchers and pots have stories to tell about the work of Jean Renoir, whose birthday we celebrate this month. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party, and craft a pottery bag.

ArtKids Workshop

Drop-off for ages 9–12; no parents or unregistered siblings, please!
$25; members $20. Reservations required: 215.278.7200.

Profile a Pot
Sunday, September 28
1–3 pm

Observe the shape of things we use all the time but often take for granted. After exploring the work of Jean Renoir and other artisans in the galleries, form a picture-perfect pot.

Keys to the Collection ArtSee app celebration

Sunday, September 7, 1–4 pm
Celebrate the launch of the Keys to the Collection app. Become an art inspector and go on art adventures to win the gold key, which allows you to unlock a special room, create your own art gallery, and win. The game is free and can be played anywhere in the world. Playing at the Barnes gets you bonus features like AR (augmented reality).
For all ages. 

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