Tours

The Barnes Collection

The Barnes Foundation
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Audio Tours

Download our adult and family tours app, Audio Tours at The Barnes Foundation, for free on your Apple or Android device (iTunes store or Google Play). Or, pick up an audio guide on-site; it's included with collection admission. Available in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.

Funding for the Paul Cézanne audio tour generously provided by John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick.


Daily Collection Tour

Approximately one hour; includes post-tour collection access.
$45; members $22. Check the ticketing calendar for available times.

Our docents, graduates of the educational program that Dr. Barnes founded, lead you on an exciting voyage of discovery as they discuss works in the collection and reveal the thinking behind the extraordinary presentation of these masterpieces.


Premier tours

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.
$60; members $30. 

A Closer Look
Tuesdays, 4–5:30 pm
Gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s unique ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 
Visit the programs page to view upcoming times.

Artists in the Barnes Collection 
Tuesdays, 4–5:30 pm
Each week is a new opportunity to explore paintings by renowned core artists in what is acknowledged to be one of the foremost collections of modern art in the world.
Visit the programs page to view upcoming times.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. This is a comprehensive look at the artist’s major achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers.

The Art of Renoir
Tuesdays, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9
Tour the largest collection of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Barnes collected his work tenaciously, amassing 181 works by the painter between 1912 and 1942, making good on his 1913 declaration to fellow collector Leo Stein: “I am convinced I cannot get too many Renoirs.” 

Impressionism and Beyond
Tuesdays, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16
Encounter superb examples of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh are among the many stunning works on view.

Paris and Modern Art
Tuesdays, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23
In the early 20th century, Paris was a center of artistic innovation. A wave of artists, including De Chirico, Miró, Modigliani, Picasso, and Soutine, gravitated there. View important works by these artists, who believed that Paris was the place to be.


Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Sundays, May 17 and June 21, 2015
2:30–3:30 pm

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. Learn more

Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free. Best for teens/tweens and their families. Collection admission included; reservations required. 

Location

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130


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