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The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program
Art in Context / Understanding Materials and Techniques / The Barnes Method

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program

Ongoing

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

Horticulture Certificate Program
Horticulture

Horticulture Certificate Program

Ongoing

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

#SeeingtheBarnes: <br>Community Stories
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#SeeingtheBarnes:
Community Stories

Monday, October 1 – Friday, July 31
Research Notes: July 2019
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Research Notes: July 2019

Tuesday, April 30 – Tuesday, June 30

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

Research Notes: September 2019
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Research Notes: September 2019

Tuesday, April 30 – Tuesday, June 30

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

Research Notes: <br>May 2020
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Research Notes:
May 2020

Tuesday, April 30 – Tuesday, June 30

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

Research Notes: <br> November 2019
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Research Notes:
November 2019

Tuesday, April 30 – Tuesday, June 30

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

Research Notes: <br>January 2020
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Research Notes:
January 2020

Tuesday, April 30 – Tuesday, June 30

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

Research Notes: <br>March 2020
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Research Notes:
March 2020

Tuesday, April 30 – Tuesday, June 30

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
Special Exhibition Tour: <i>Marie&nbsp;Cuttoli</i>
Talks & Tours

Special Exhibition Tour: Marie Cuttoli

Postponed

Learn more about the pioneering entrepreneur Marie Cuttoli and her textile work with Picasso, Léger, and other great modern artists.

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

Barnes from Home: Family Art Time

Ongoing

Introducing at-home activity sheets. Kids and their adults can create art and learn from artists and objects in the Barnes collection.

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

#BarnesRollCall: Live Talks with Artists and Performers

Thursdays, June 4, June 18, July 2
4 – 4:30pm

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

Premier Tour
Talks & Tours

Premier Tour

Postponed

This 90-minute docent-led tour takes place while the Barnes is closed to the public.

Personalized Docent Tour
Talks & Tours

Personalized Docent Tour

Postponed

A private one-hour tour for you and up to five guests during regular hours.

Highlights Tour
Talks & Tours

Highlights Tour

Postponed

This one-hour tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes.

June Spotlight Tour: American Modern: Glackens, Prendergast, Hartley, Demuth
Talks & Tours / Members

June Spotlight Tour: American Modern: Glackens, Prendergast, Hartley, Demuth

Postponed

Dr. Barnes collected works by a number of great American painters. Learn about his relationship with these artists and how they brought modernism to America.

Online Class: The Intensive Practice of Meditation and Close Looking
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: The Intensive Practice of Meditation and Close Looking

Wednesdays, June 3 – 24, 10am – 11:30am*

This course bolsters mindfulness through close-looking and deep concentration on works of art.

Online Class: <br>Post-Impressionism in the Barnes Collection
Art in Context / Online

Online Class:
Post-Impressionism in the Barnes Collection

Wednesdays, June 3 – 24, 1 – 3pm*

Survey key post-impressionist paintings by Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne, and more to explore the divergent directions of the Parisian avant-garde in the late 19th century.

Online Class: American Art in the Barnes Collection
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: American Art in the Barnes Collection

Thursdays, June 4 – 25, 1 – 3pm*

Get acquainted with Pippin, Demuth, Glackens, and more in the context of the collection as well as the broader scope of 20th-century American art.

Online Class: Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome

Fridays, June 5 – 26, 1 – 3pm*

With Dr. Barnes’s collection of antiquities as a starting point, this course explores the major artistic and architectural moments of the Roman Empire.

First Friday! “Black Magic Woman”—Tribute to Santana
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! “Black Magic Woman”—Tribute to Santana

Canceled

Missing our programs? Check out the new Instagram Live series #BarnesRollCall, featuring intimate conversations and performances with local artists.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Native Origins
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Native Origins

Canceled

Missing our programs? Check out the new Instagram Live series #BarnesRollCall, featuring intimate conversations and performances with local artists.

Online Class: 3-D/4-D: Sculpture 1850 to the Present
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: 3-D/4-D: Sculpture 1850 to the Present

Mondays, June 8 – 29, 1 – 2:30pm*

Explore the intersections between traditional sculpture and contemporary performance, video, and conceptual art.

Online Class: Matisse and His Palette of Objects
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Matisse and His Palette of Objects

Tuesdays, June 9 – 30, 1 – 2:30pm*

Curator Ellen McBreen brings to light the deeply personal objects that so often found their way into Matisse’s paintings.

Stroller Tour
Family / Talks & Tours

Stroller Tour

Postponed

Our Stroller Tours make visiting our galleries less stressful for families with babies.

Barnes Toddler Time
Family / Social

Barnes Toddler Time

Postponed

Join us for a combination of storytime, art making, and movement activities just for kids up to age 5 and their parents or caregivers.

Saturday Family Art Labs
Family / Talks & Tours / Social

Saturday Family Art Labs

Coming this fall

Guided gallery visits and interactive art projects for kids ages 3 to 12 and their adults.

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles
The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Tuesday, July 7, 10am – 4pm

Learn to better understand why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way in this one-day workshop.

Understanding Color in Painting
Understanding Materials and Techniques

Understanding Color in Painting

Tuesday, July 14, 10am – 4pm

Explore the history of color in painting through demonstrations and close looking at works in the galleries.

Coffee with Cuttoli: Networking for Women Leaders
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Coffee with Cuttoli: Networking for Women Leaders

Thursday, July 23, 8 – 9:30am
Art History is a Gated Community: How to Open the Discipline to Elijah Pierce and His Peers
Art in Context

Art History is a Gated Community: How to Open the Discipline to Elijah Pierce and His Peers

Tuesday, August 4, 10am – 4pm

How can art historians, museums, collectors, and critics include artists like Pierce in a fuller and more expansive story of American art?

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine
Art in Context

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Monday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 12
10am – 4pm

In this three-day workshop, investigate the intersecting lives and contributions of these three key modern painters.

2020 Barnes Art Ball
Nightlife / Social

2020 Barnes Art Ball

Friday, October 16

Join us this fall for a celebration the creative voice within us all, inspired by the landmark exhibition Elijah Pierce’s America.