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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes! We’re now offering a full array of online classes, with new ones rolling out every month. Need-based scholarships are available.

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Group Tours
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Group Tours

Thursday, March 15 – Tuesday, March 16
#SeeingtheBarnes: <br>Community Stories
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#SeeingtheBarnes:
Community Stories

Monday, October 1 – Thursday, December 31
Research Notes: <br>September 2020
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Research Notes:
September 2020

Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, January 1

New theories and recent discoveries from the Barnes Foundation's curators, scholars, conservators, and archivists.

READ Praxis
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READ Praxis

A one-of-a-kind professional development program
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Thursday, November 14 – Tuesday, December 1
New! Fall Online&nbspClasses
Learn from Home

New! Fall Online Classes

Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, December 31

Learn about art and the Barnes collection from home with online courses.

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program
Certificate Programs

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program

Ongoing

This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.

Bike & Bites
Social / Snacks

Bike & Bites

Friday–Sunday, 12 – 5:30pm

Stop by our new pop-up snack cart for seasonal cocktails and bites outside on the Parkway.

Private Tours: <i>Elijah Pierce’s America</i>
Talks & Tours

Private Tours: Elijah Pierce’s America

Friday–Monday, 10 – 11am

Tour our newest exhibition and learn about the life and work of the self-taught woodcarver.

Private Collection Tours
Talks & Tours

Private Collection Tours

Friday–Monday, 10 – 11am

Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes. This tour is a private one-hour experience for you and up to three guests.

Members-Only Online Tours: <i>Elijah&nbsp;Pierce</i>
Members / Online

Members-Only Online Tours: Elijah Pierce

Wednesdays, October 28, November 4, and November 18
2 – 3pm

A free online tour of the special exhibition on the life and work of the self-taught woodcarver.

Online Talk: Soutine’s Portraits:<br>Waiters, Cooks & Bellboys
Members

Online Talk: Soutine’s Portraits:
Waiters, Cooks & Bellboys

Friday, October 30, 12 – 1pm

Join us for an introduction to the work of Chaim Soutine with Karen Serres, curator of paintings at the Courtauld Gallery, London.

Barnes from Home: Spotify Playlist
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Barnes from Home: Spotify Playlist

Ongoing

Enjoy staff-selected songs that bring masterpieces to mind.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: The Gift of Community
Free / Family / Online

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: The Gift of Community

Sunday, November 1, 10am – 5pm

Welcome back, Barnes families! We’re once again offering free access to the collection as well as to our new exhibition Elijah Pierce’s America.

Members-Only Online Talks
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Members-Only Online Talks

Ongoing

Members can learn more about favorite works or artists in the collection, discover archival treasures, and see conservation practices behind the scenes.

Online Class: Great Discoveries in Archaeology: Digs, Displays, and Disputes
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Great Discoveries in Archaeology: Digs, Displays, and Disputes

Mondays, November 9–December 7, 2 – 3:30pm*

Learn about major archaeological discoveries that have brought our world into direct contact with the distant past.

Online Class: Seeing Cézanne
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Seeing Cézanne

Mondays, November 9–December 7, 6 – 7:30pm*

How does the eye take in a scene? Examine the relationship between seeing and painting through the works of Paul Cézanne.

Online Class: Latin American Modern Art
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Latin American Modern Art

Tuesdays, November 10–December 8, 10 – 11:30am*

Learn how Latin American artists responded to the tremendous political change and social transformation happening in their region during the 20th century.

Online Class: Art and Politics in Germany 1919–1945
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Art and Politics in Germany 1919–1945

Tuesdays, November 10–December 8, 2 – 3:30pm*

A look at German artists and the crucial role they played in their nation's political and social life in the first half of the 20th century.

Member Morning
Members / Online

Member Morning

Wednesday, November 11, 10:30 – 11:30am

Members are invited to join Barnes staff online for a chat about membership at the Foundation and benefits, followed by a virtual docent tour of the collection.

Online Class: Impressionnisme: rébellion et rivalité
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Impressionnisme: rébellion et rivalité

Wednesdays, November 11–December 9, 1 – 2:30pm*

Enseigné en français, ce cours explorera comment les impressionnistes ont défié les règles de la peinture et comment leur style a été perçu par les contemporains.

Online Class: The Artist and the Grand Tour: <br>Piranesi, Canaletto, Kauffman
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: The Artist and the Grand Tour:
Piranesi, Canaletto, Kauffman

Wednesdays, November 11–December 9, 6 – 7:30pm*

Explore artworks produced during the 18th century (and beyond) that represent dynamic cross-cultural relationships between tourists and artists.

College Night at the Barnes
Free / Nightlife / Social

College Night at the Barnes

Thursday, November 12, 6 – 9pm

College students, take a break and experience art safely in our crowd-free galleries.

Online Class: A Contemporary Approach to Old Master Techniques
Materials and Techniques / Online

Online Class: A Contemporary Approach to Old Master Techniques

Saturdays, November 14–December 12, 1 – 2:30pm*

Artist Jonathan Pinkett leads this course detailing the methods of classical figurative and still life painting.

Members-Only Art Team Morning
Members

Members-Only Art Team Morning

Sunday, November 15, 10:15am

Each month, members of our Art Team—professional art historians, artists, and educators—present their ongoing research on the collection to members.

Horticulture Certificate Program
Horticulture / Certificate Programs

Horticulture Certificate Program

Ongoing

Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.

#BarnesRollCall: Live Talks with Artists and Performers
Free / Talks & Tours / Performance / Online

#BarnesRollCall: Live Talks with Artists and Performers

Thursday, November 19, 4 – 4:30pm

We can’t gather at the Barnes right now, so we’re bringing live performances and conversations to you on Instagram!

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day
Free / Family / Online

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day

Sunday, December 6, 10am – 5pm

Welcome back, Barnes families! We’re once again offering free access to the collection and Elijah Pierce’s America.

Facing Change: Race as a Social Construct
Free / Talks & Tours / Online

Facing Change: Race as a Social Construct

Monday, December 14, 6 – 7:30pm

In our new series, artists, scholars, and community activists explore issues related to race in America.

Member Orientation
Members / Online

Member Orientation

Wednesday, December 16, 10:30 – 11:30am

New members are invited to join us online to learn more about the perks of membership at the Barnes.

The Barnes from Home
Online / Learn from Home

The Barnes from Home

Ongoing

Stay connected with the Barnes through our many online resources, detailed here.

Barnes from Home: Family Art Time
Free / Family / Online

Barnes from Home: Family Art Time

Ongoing

Kids and their adults can create art and learn from artists and objects in the Barnes collection.