Programs: Calendar

First Friday! Power Ahead

Philly’s own Tony Miceli has performed around the world for the last 25 years and brings New York powerhouses Tim Warfield and Joe Magnarelli for an evening of high-energy straight-ahead jazz.  The evening includes a talk on Consumer Culture and Hunting Norms. In partnership with Onehunted

Program
6–7 pm live music
7–7:30 pm short talk
7:30–8:30 pm live music

Become a member for free First Friday! tickets.

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Friday, July 1
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members free

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 2

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, July 3
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 3

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday July 3
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Cart: Circus/Costumes

ArtSee Activities: French Fancy

Imagination stations for family fun! July brings us Bastille Day, with fun-filled French Fancy activities.

Free drop-in for all ages. Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Sunday, July 3
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Free First Sunday: Spinning Stars

DJ Stone Love spins reggae classics and Blackstar Film Festival founder Maori Holmes converses with a film-industry professional. Amber Arts Collective leads an interactive photography project on identity, a young musician performs “The Star-Spangled Banner,” activities for families, and access to Nari Ward: Sun Splashed and the collection.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 3
1-4pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

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

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 9

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, July 9
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 10

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, July 10
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

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

 

Sunday, July 10
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

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Leadership Circle Event: Behind the Scenes in Conservation

Members of the Leadership Circle and above visit the conservation lab to enjoy a private presentation about the conservation team’s most recent projects with Barbara Buckley, senior director of conservation and chief conservator of paintings.

Tuesday, July 12
2-3pm Leadership Circle and above free.

Reserve: 215.278.7110.

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Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, July 12
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Henri's Walk to Paris

by Lenore Klein
Henri packs a lunch and heads for the city. Hear the story, sing a French song, and make a Parisian discovery book. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, July 14
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 16

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, July 16
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 17

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, July 17
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Cart: African Art Adventure

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

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, July 17
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-by for all ages

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

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

 

Sunday, July 17
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

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Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, July 19
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans
Join Madeline on her adventurous antics around Paris and then make a tiger from the zoo, too. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, July 21
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Twilight at the Arboretum

Twilight in the Arboretum

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment on the great lawn. Bring a picnic, stroll the grounds after-hours, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of twilight at the Barnes Arboretum.

Thursday, July 21
5:30–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $10; members $8; kids under 12 free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 23

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, July 23
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 24

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, July 24
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Member Tour
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Matisse's Models

Every artist has their muse, and every muse has their story. Find out which sitter Matisse credited with influencing his famous sense of color, which sitter he spotted on a film set in Nice, and more about the people portrayed in some of his most noted works in the Barnes collection.

Wednesday, July 27
11 am and 2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Book an 11am tour or a 2pm tour online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 30

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, July 30
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour July 31

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, July 31
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, August 2
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

First Friday! Light up the Night

Brazilian group Minas plays bossa nova, a fusion of samba and jazz, and Cleonice Fonseca and Dendê Macêdo present Afro-Brazilian dance and drumming. Project Capoeira shares the traditional music and art form: a brilliant fusion of martial arts, dance, and acrobatics. Plus, a short talk on Nari Ward: Sun Splashed by Barnes Senior Instructor for Art and Aesthetics William Perthes.
In partnership with Brazilian Day Philadelphia and Project Capoeira.

Program
6–7 pm Minas performance
7–7:20 pm short talk
7:30–8:30 pm Afro-Brazilian dance/drumming and capoeira

Become a member for free First Friday! tickets.

 

Friday, August 5
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members free

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 6

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, August 6
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 7

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, August 7
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Cart: Circus/Costumes

ArtSee Activities: Beauty in Backgrounds

Imagination stations for family fun! In August we jump into the often ignored backgrounds of art.

Sunday, August 7
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Free First Sunday: Animals

Spiral Q Puppet Theater is bringing an Animal Parade Posse to family activities! The Mexican Cultural Center hosts an alebrije (brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures) competition and short talk. Plus a performative talk with artist Nari Ward and exhibition curator Diana Nawi.

Sunday, August 7
1-4:30pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Artist Talk: Nari Ward and Diana Nawi

Artist Nari Ward (known for his dramatic installations) and PAMM Associate Curator Diana Nawi deliver a tribute to the pieces that have been destroyed over the course of Ward’s 20-year practice. The performative talk is a meditation on labor, leisure, and remembering.

Sunday, August 7
3:30-4:30pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free;

Register.

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Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, August 9
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Art and Max

by David Wiesner
Max and Arthur are best friends who like to paint together—find out what paint can do for you! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, August 11
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Member Tour
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, August 11
11 am and 2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Book an 11am tour or a 2pm tour online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 13

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, August 13
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 14

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, August 14
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

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

 

Sunday, August 14
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, August 16
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Around Me

by Erica Magnus
From a birds-eye view to a close-up, everyone sees things differently, which is exactly what happens when you make a cutaway cutout. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, August 18
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

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Nari Ward: Entanglement

Nari Ward’s work links the everyday and the transformative. Entwined and woven elements feature prominently in both construction and subject: the physical entanglement is a metaphor for the interaction and clash of people across cultures and power hierarchies. Join Barnes Senior Instructor for Art and Aesthetics William Perthes to explore this facet of Ward’s work and its resonance with traditions in modern art.

Program
5:30–6:30 pm lecture
6:30–7:30 pm exhibition access

Thursday, August 18
5:30-6:30pm $15; members free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 20

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, August 20
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 21

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, August 21
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Cart: African Art Adventure

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

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, August 21
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-by for all ages

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

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

 

Sunday, August 21
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, August 23
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Member Tour
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Saints and Their Stories

For centuries, visual expression has been used to transcend the boundaries of written language. Highlighting our collection of religious works, this tour decodes the symbols of the saints—which contemporary viewers would have recognized readily—and delves into their dramatic stories.

Wednesday, August 24
11 am and 2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Book an 11am tour or a 2pm tour online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 27

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, August 27
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 28

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, August 28
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

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

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

First Friday! The Power of Three

One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern of Blood, Sweat & Tears has distinguished himself over a four-decade career, including receiving six Grammy nominations. Stern brings saxophonist Steve Wilson and bassist Harvie S for an evening of jazz standards. Hosted by NBC 10.

Program
6–7 pm live music
Intermission
7:30–8:30 pm live music

Become a member for free First Friday! tickets.

Friday, September 2
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members free

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 3

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, September 3
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 4

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, September 4
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Cart: Circus/Costumes

ArtSee Activities: All Together Now

All Together Now is a way to look at art elements: light, line, color, space, and shape give meaning to the ensembles and to your own works of art.

Sunday, September 4
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Free First Sunday: Stories Abound

Regional artists (fiber artist, pop-up book engineer, and graphic designer) display their work and share personal stories about the pieces. Plus hands-on activities, access to the collection, and a DJ-ed party in partnership with Onehunted.

Sunday, September 4
1-4pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 6
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Snail Trail

by Jo Saxton
Whether fluttery, pretty, creepy, or roly-poly, bugs can delight or give fright. After the reading, try sculpting a bug. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, September 8
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

LOVE sculpture

Market East architecture walking tour

Guide: Ross Mitchell, director of Barnes-de Mazia education and outreach programs

Explore the art in architecture and its cultural legacy on this walking tour of selected buildings on the eastern end of Market Street, starting at City Hall and going to the PSFS Building, the Reading Terminal Head House, the Victory Building, and the former Federal Reserve Bank at 10th and Chestnut. Tour leaves at 10 am from Ben Franklin Printer Sculpture across from the Masonic Temple, 1 North Broad Street. Rain date: September 11.

 

 

Saturday, September 10
9:45 am-noon Tour leaves at 10 am from Ben Franklin Printer Sculpture across from the Masonic Temple, 1 North Broad Street. $20; members $16

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 10

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, September 10
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 11

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, September 11
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

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

 

Sunday, September 11
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

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Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 13
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Parkway Plantings
members only

Parkway Plantings

Join Barnes gardener Rachel Burlington for a tour of the Parkway grounds.

 

 

Wednesday, September 14
11 am-noon Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Twilight at the Arboretum

Twilight in the Arboretum

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment on the great lawn. Bring a picnic, stroll the grounds after-hours, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of twilight at the Barnes Arboretum.

Wednesday, September 14
5:30–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $10; members $8; kids under 12 free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Mousterpiece

by Jane Breskin Zalben
Join Jensen the mouse in discovering the art of Picasso, Matisse, and others, then frame your own mousterpiece. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, September 15
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 17

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, September 17
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 18

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Sunday, September 18
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee cart

ArtSee Cart: African Art Adventure

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

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, September 18
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-by for all ages

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

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

 

Sunday, September 18
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 20
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

LOVE sculpture

Center City sculpture walking tour

Guide: David Nolan, AFA

Within a few blocks of City Hall, nestled between office buildings, are sculptures by several of the 20th century’s most prominent artists. Consider the relationship between art and the urban environment and the concept of public and private space on this walking tour. Highlights include Oldenburg’s Clothespin and Lipchitz’s Government of the People. Tour leaves at 10 am from Clothespin, at 15th and Market Streets. Rain date: September 25.

 

Saturday, September 24
9:45 am-noon Tour leaves at 10 am from Clothespin, at 15th and Market Streets. $20; members $16

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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New Circles Member Welcome

New Circles members are invited to join us for a light continental breakfast to meet the Circles staff and to learn about membership benefits and what’s in store in the year ahead. Following this brief presentation, a docent leads the group on a tour of the collection.

Saturday, September 24
10-11:30am Circles free.

Reserve: 215.278.7110.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 24

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, September 24
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 25

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

Saturday, September 25
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 27
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.