Programs: Calendar

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.

Cézanne's The Card Players
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Cézanne

Considered by many to be the father of modern art, Paul Cézanne captured Albert Barnes’s attention early in his collecting career. Examine Cézanne’s influential style as it manifests in landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes throughout the Barnes collection, and discover how he affected other Barnes favorites like Matisse and Renoir.

Thursday, April 6
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Matisse's The Joy of Life
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Themes of Arcadia

Often depicted as an idyllic, uncorrupted natural space and a frequent subject of Renaissance painting, Arcadia has inspired artists and writers since antiquity. Discover how Cézanne, Gauguin, and Matisse have interpreted this timeless subject. 

Wednesday, April 12
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

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 and experience the exciting seasonal changes taking place in the flora at the Barnes.

 

Friday, April 21
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso's Cooking Pot
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Picasso and Matisse

Labeled “friends but enemies” by Gertrude Stein, who introduced them, Picasso and Matisse famously challenged and inspired each other over the course of their prolific careers. Learn about the friendship, mutual influences, and storied creative rivalry of these two giants of modern art.   

Thursday, April 27
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Cézanne's The Card Players
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Cézanne

Considered by many to be the father of modern art, Paul Cézanne captured Albert Barnes’s attention early in his collecting career. Examine Cézanne’s influential style as it manifests in landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes throughout the Barnes collection, and discover how he affected other Barnes favorites like Matisse and Renoir.

Wednesday, May 17
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Matisse's The Music Lesson
members only

Music at the Barnes Foundation

Archivist Barbara Anne Beaucar explores the connections between Albert Barnes and classical artists, conductors, and composers, including his support of black musicians and choral groups and the incorporation of music into his gallery lectures as he compared pieces of music to art. 

Thursday, May 25
Noon–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required

Reserve member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso's Cooking Pot
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Picasso and Matisse

Labeled “friends but enemies” by Gertrude Stein, who introduced them, Picasso and Matisse famously challenged and inspired each other over the course of their prolific careers. Learn about the friendship, mutual influences, and storied creative rivalry of these two giants of modern art.   

Wednesday, June 7
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

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 and experience the exciting seasonal changes taking place in the flora at the Barnes.

 

Thursday, June 15
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

 

Matisse's The Joy of Life
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Themes of Arcadia

Often depicted as an idyllic, uncorrupted natural space and a frequent subject of Renaissance painting, Arcadia has inspired artists and writers since antiquity. Discover how Cézanne, Gauguin, and Matisse have interpreted this timeless subject. 

Thursday, June 22
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Mohamed Bourouissa's Horse Day

Member previews of Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders

As a member, see the show before the public opening. 

Thursday, June 29, and Friday, June 30
Noon–5 pm and 11 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.