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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 Guided tours

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

Highlights Collection Tour
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.


Exhibition tours

10:30 am and 12:30 pm; tour is approximately one hour.
$20; members $10  

William Glackens
November 8, 2014–February 2, 2015
Tour Glackens’s most pivotal, adventurous, and distinctive works. Learn about the artist’s influential career spanning five decades and his enchanting zest for life. The exhibit includes over 90 paintings and works on paper from public and private collections throughout the United States.
Check the ticketing calendar for times.


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. Check the programs page for all upcoming premier tours.

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in October, November, and December
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. 

Artists in the Barnes Collection 
Tuesdays in October, November, and December
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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays, October 7, November 4, December 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, October 14, November 11, December 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.” 

The Impressionists and Post-Impressionists
Tuesdays, October 21, November 18, December 16
Encounter superb works of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the collection. Paintings by Renoir, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin are among the many stunning works on view.

Parisian Moderns
Tuesdays, October 28, November 25, December 23
In the early 20th century, Paris was a center of artistic innovation. A wave of artists of all nationalities, including Picasso, Modigliani, de Chirico, Soutine, and Miró, gravitated to the French capital. View important works by these artists who believed that Paris was the place to be. 

Location

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130


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