Free First Sundays

Free First Sundays

Free First Sunday presented by PECO

The Barnes offers free admission and programming on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on-site starting at 9 am. 

First Sundays, 10 am–5 pm; programming 1–4 pm

Free First Sundays is generously presented by PECO.


Free tickets can be obtained on-site at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. 

This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction. Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis.

Tickets include access to the Collection gallery, special exhibition and any programming taking place that day.

The Barnes Foundation and PECO look forward to welcoming you to Free First Sundays!

Free First Sunday
August 2

ArtSee Activities: Sizzling Summer
1–4 pm
Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in programs for all ages on Free First Sundays. It’s sizzling outside but cool inside with positively refreshing art projects: there are beach scenes to imagine, water creatures to shape, and a beach bag to drizzle with colorful concoctions.  

Performance by Linda Oh
1:30–2:30 pm

Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Australia, Linda Oh has played the piano, clarinet, and bassoon since childhood. A jazz musician and a composer for film, Oh was the winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award 2008 and the 2010 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the year. She lives in New York City.

ARTime Storytime
2–4 pm

Arty books and stories about design and nature for children of all ages.

Conversation between Judy Pfaff and Guest Curator Martha Lucy
3:30–4:30 pm 
Internationally renowned artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson have been commissioned to create large installations responding to the unconventional way that Albert C. Barnes displayed his own collection. Join this intimate conversation between Pfaff, and curator Martha Lucy, as they discuss her creative and installation process in The Order of Things is on view through August 3.

 The conversation between Judy Pfaff and Guest Curator Martha Lucy has been filled.