Groups

The Barnes Collection

Group Tours at the Barnes Foundation
Ryan Donnell Photography

A visit to the Barnes's unparalleled art collection leaves a lasting impression. The Barnes offers a number of group visit opportunities to satisfy the interests and needs of every group, from business and professional associations to social organizations and educational institutions.

A visit to the Barnes's unparalleled art collection leaves a lasting impression. The Barnes offers a number of group visit opportunities to satisfy the interests and needs of every group, from business and professional associations to social organizations and educational institutions.

All group tours include:

  • Expedited check-in and priority collection access
  • Discounted add-on fee for exhibitions
  • 10% discount in the Barnes Shop
  • Discounted dining options
  • Exclusive packages with Philadelphia attractions
  • Easy bus drop-off and pick-up along Pennsylvania Ave.

Docent-led tours

Explore thousands of masterpieces in the Barnes collection, whose arrangements are as awe-inspiring as the art itself. Discover why groups say a docent-led tour is “the ultimate way to experience the art at the Barnes.”

Standard

  • for 15–45 people
  • 1 hour

Plus

  • for 15–60 people
  • 1 hour and 15 min.
  • private tour outside open admission hours

Self-Guided Audio Tours

Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modiglianis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, ironwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture. Tour the Barnes Foundation at your own pace with easy-to-use digital audio guides that provide expert commentary, music, and art historical context. Audio tours are available in English, French, Japanese, and Spanish.

Standard

  • for 25–60 people
  • tour for as long as you like, at your own pace

Plus

  • for 30–60 people
  • begins with a 30-min. intro to the collection and Dr. Barnes’s displays

Premium

  • for 25–60 people
  • private self-tour outside open admission hours

2016–2017 Exhibitions

Discounted add-on fee for exhibition access or an exhibition tour for groups of 25 or more

Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change
Through May 9

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed
June 24–August 22, 2016

A Joyful Revelation: The Fauve Paintings of Georges Braque
October 8, 2016–January 9, 2017

For reservations, call 215.278.7220 or e-mail groups@barnesfoundation.org.

Book Today

To book your group visit, call 215.278.7220 or email us.


Group Dining

Email us or call 215.278.7220 for group dining offerings.