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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–6 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!

July 6

August 3
Coming Together: Art and Nature

September 7
Technology and Education

August 3 schedule
Coming Together: Art and Nature

1–2 pm and 2:40–3:40 pm
El Caribefunk live music
Welcome to El Caribefunk, an exotic fusion of salsa, funk, and Caribbean music. A Colombian band with a fervent underground following in South America, El Caribefunk is on tour in the United States for the first time.

1:30–3 pm
Fleisher Art Memorial hands-on activity
Take instruction from Fleisher Art Memorial teaching artists, as they lead still-life drawing in an art-making workshop inspired by the work of Paul Cézanne. 

2–2:20 pm
Cézanne’s Still Lifes talk
The 69 works by Cézanne in the Barnes Foundation’s collection include 16 still lifes, all of which are on permanent display. This summer, 23 additional still lifes by the artist can be seen in The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition currently on view. Join Barnes docent Penny Hansen for a short talk on the significance of Cézanne’s masterful creations. 

2:20–2:40 pm
Nature in Your Home demonstration
Pick up tips on bringing the beauty of nature indoors as Rachel Burlington, a Barnes Foundation gardener and the owner of Rachel’s Bouquet, demonstrates how to create thoughtful floral arrangements inspired by Cézanne. Materials include seasonal flowers and other items from the Barnes Arboretum in Merion. 

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