On the first Sunday of every month, visitors will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm.
Free First Sundays is generously presented by PECO.
Free tickets can be obtained 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!
Sunday, December 1
Free First Sunday at the Barnes
1–3 pm ArtSee Activities, Making Music
Explore the harmonious language that art and music share by making music: design your own instrument and create a merry music bag. For all ages.
1–3 pm Art-Reach artist spotlight: Julia Blaukopf
Art-Reach enriches lives by connecting underserved audiences with cultural experiences so that they can enjoy and benefit from the transformative power of the arts.
Ms. Blaukopf is a photographer, artist, and designer. Her focus is on everyday emblems; she chronicles the lives of workers, farmers, and families, blurring the line between documentary and fine art. She has photographed for a women’s empowerment organization in Ghana, a reforestation project in Kenya, and collaborated with artists and organizations in Lithuania, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
1–3 pm Artist spotlights: Betsy Casañas and Tony Rocco
Join us as two celebrated Philadelphia artists share their artistic talents and passion for “paying it forward.”
3–3:45 pm The Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center
Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that combines elements of dance, music, gymnastics, self-defense, and the Portuguese language. Join us for a demonstration and interactive performances.
4–4:30 pm Globalism in the Collection
Join us for a short talk on the global nature of the Barnes collection, led by Barnes docent Gabrielle Aruta.