Programs: Calendar

ArtSee Cart: Circus/Costumes

ArtSee Activities: Lush Landscapes

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in programs for all ages on Free First Sundays.

With plenty of sunny and shady landscapes to look at in the cool galleries at the Barnes, you’ll have plenty of inspiration for your own pop-up garden, picturesque painting, and landscape bag.

Sunday, June 5
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free; drop-in

Pick up a separate Free First Sunday ticket starting at 9 am to access the galleries.

Circus Surprise

ARTime Storytime: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Whether fluttery, pretty, creepy, or roly-poly, bugs can be delightful or frightful. After the reading, try sculpting a bug. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, June 9
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free; reservations required for each child and adult in your party. Collection admission not included.

Reserve online for the 10:30 session or the 11:30 session or call 215.278.7200; call us to cancel reservations.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, June 12
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

matisse's garden

ARTime Storytime: Matisse’s Garden

After cutting out one paper bird and thinking it looked lonely, Henri Matisse created a garden filled with playful shapes. With Matisse as your inspiration, collage colorful materials to make your own glorious garden. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, June 16
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free; reservations required for each child and adult in your party. Collection admission not included.

Reserve online for the 10:30 session or the 11:30 session or call 215.278.7200; call us to cancel reservations.

ensemble

ArtSee Cart: African Art Adventure

When the ArtSee Cart pops up, there are plenty of things to look at, touch, and do! For all ages.

The ArtSee Cart is generously funded by The 25th Century Foundation; Marcy Gringlas, Joel Greenberg, and Seed the Dream Foundation; and Louise A. and Peter H. Havens

Sunday, June 19
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free; drop-by

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, June 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.