Programs: Calendar March 2017


Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 pm.

Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes's ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation.

Tuesday, March 28
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Thursday, March 30
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sold out.

Pauline Kim Harris playing the violin

Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin

Electrifying violinist Pauline Kim Harris presents the next installment of the cutting-edge Solo Series at the Barnes Foundation that redefines the modern violin. The performances includes Spencer Topel’s contemporary masterpiece “Violine,” Bach’s “Chaconne in D minor,” Heinrich Biber’s “Passacaglia,” and Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Six Caprices.”

This concert experience begins at 7:15 pm with an exciting, interactive pre-concert lecture with Dartmouth professor and composer Spencer Topel, during which audiences can learn more about his work and thoughts on “Sound / Art / Space.”


Friday, March 31
7:15 pm, pre-concert lecture with Spencer Topel; 8–9:30 pm, concert with Pauline Kim Harris and Spencer Topel $30; members $20; students $15

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.