Programs: Calendar June 2014

Glackens Street Cleaners - two men clean a winter street while passersby look on
members only

When Albert Barnes was collecting Cézanne

Join Sylvie Patry, deputy director for collections and exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator, for an afternoon talk exclusively for members.

Friday, December 9
Noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members free

Register 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.

Friday, December 16
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.

Soutine's The Pastry Chef
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Modigliani and Soutine

Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine became friends while living in Montparnasse, the Parisian artistic and intellectual hub of the 1920s and ’30s. Learn more about their friendship and the very different ways they approached visual representation.

Wednesday, January 18
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Wednesday, March 15
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Sunday, January 29
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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.

Friday, February 17
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Soutine's The Pastry Chef
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Modigliani and Soutine

Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine became friends while living in Montparnasse, the Parisian artistic and intellectual hub of the 1920s and ’30s. Learn more about their friendship and the very different ways they approached visual representation.

Thursday, March 9
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.