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. Audio tours can be downloaded for free on your Apple or Android device (iTunes store or Google Play) or devices can be made available when pre-booking your group visit.  Availability is limited.

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

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

Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1895-1945
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.