Programs: Calendar

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Tuesday Premier Tours

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

Artists of Montparnasse: Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Soutine, and Rousseau
Discover the artists who lived and worked in this Parisian Left Bank neighborhood in the early 20th century. The melting pot of French and international artists in Montparnasse transformed modern art.

A Closer Look
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, May 31
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Alumni bloom tour

Alumni bloom tour at Peony's Envy

Join fellow Barnes students and alumni and their guests for a behind-the-scenes tour of Peony’s Envy, a nursery and display garden in Bernardsville, NJ, with an extensive peony collection, including tree, herbaceous, and intersectional varieties. Enjoy a picnic lunch following the tour. Owner Kathleen Gagan studied horticulture at the Barnes Arboretum, and writes and gives nationwide lectures on peonies.

 

Wednesday, June 1
9:30 am–noon Barnes students, alumni, and their guests $15

Reserve: 215.278.7110

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Parkway sculpture walking tour

Guide: David Nolan, adjunct art instructor

This guided discussion of sculpture along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway examines two modes of public art: the memorial and the pure artwork. Consider the problem of the memorial, the question of representation versus abstraction, and issues surrounding public space. Highlights include Henry Moore’s Three Way Piece No. 1: Points and Auguste Rodin’s Thinker. This tour is a one-way walk down the Parkway, not a loop. The rain date for this tour is Sunday, June 5.

 

 

Saturday, June 4
9:45 am–noon Tour leaves promptly at 10 am from the plaza in front of Café Cret at 16th Street on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. $20; members $16

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour June 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.

Saturday, June 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.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour June 5

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, June 5
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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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, June 7
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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Theories of the Nonobject: author talk and reading

Join Mónica Amor as she discusses her new book Theories of the Nonobject: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, 1944–1969. Amor investigates the crisis of the sculptural and painterly object and presents case studies of movements, artists, and critics, tracing their role in the reconceptualization of the art that Brazilian critic and poet Ferreira Gullar heralded in his "Theory of the Nonobject," a seminal essay published in 1959. Her book brings scholarly attention to a group of major art figures, including Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Gego, whose work proposed engaged forms of spectatorship that dismissed medium-based understandings of art.

Wednesday, June 8
6–7 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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Center City architecture walking tour

Guide: Ross Mitchell, director of Barnes-de Mazia Eduation and Outreach Programs

How many times have you passed a remarkable example of architecture and not noticed? Philadelphia’s built environment offers a wide range of shapes and textures—explore the architecture of the Race Street Quaker meeting house, the Metropolitan Hotel, and the Masonic Temple. The rain date for this tour is Sunday, June 12.

 

Saturday, June 11
9:45 am–noon Tour leaves promptly at 10 am from the Benjamin Franklin sculpture across from the Masonic Temple at 1 North Broad Street. $20; members $16

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour June 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.

Saturday, June 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.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour June 12

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, June 12
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. 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.

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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, June 14
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 June 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.

Saturday, June 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.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour June 19

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, June 19
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. 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.

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, June 21
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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members only

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed preview lecture

View the new exhibition and learn more about Nari Ward’s found-object art during a conversation with the artist and Thom Collins.

Wednesday, June 22
11am - noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour June 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, June 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.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour June 26

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, June 26
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, June 28
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.