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Group Visits
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Group Visits

Thursday, March 15 – Sunday, January 31
Research Notes: <br>June 2023
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Research Notes:
June 2023

Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, February 28

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

Research Notes: <br>August 2023
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Research Notes:
August 2023

Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, February 28

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

Research Notes: <br>October 2023
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Research Notes:
October 2023

Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, February 28

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

Research Notes: March 2024
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Research Notes: March 2024

Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, February 28

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

Research Notes: <br>June 2024
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Research Notes:
June 2024

Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, February 28

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

Barnes West
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Barnes West

Celebrating culture, creativity, and community voices
Highlights Tour
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Highlights Tour

Thursday–Monday, 11:30am & 1:30pm

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

Private Collection Tour
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Private Collection Tour

Thursday–Monday

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 seven guests.

Gift a Barnes Class
Special Offer / Online / On-Site

Gift a Barnes Class

Ongoing

Give the gift of lifelong learning with art history classes taught by Barnes experts.

Join Now!
Special Offer

Join Now!

Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, August 31
Art, Well-Being, and Medicine
Professional Workshops

Art, Well-Being, and Medicine

Professional Development Workshops for Groups

New program! Our group workshops help medical students and healthcare professionals develop a more empathetic, humanistic approach to patient care.

June Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh
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June Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Look closely at collection works that use a variety of techniques to create meaningful narratives.

Private Collection Tour: Favorite Artists
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Private Collection Tour: Favorite Artists

Thursday–Monday, beginning June 6

Choose your favorite artists in the collection for a private one-hour experience for up to eight guests.

Member Previews: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
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Member Previews: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursday–Saturday, June 20–22

As a member, see our latest exhibition before the public opening.

Curators in Conversation: <i>Matisse & Renoir</i>
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Curators in Conversation: Matisse & Renoir

Sunday, June 23, 1 – 2pm

This engaging conversation on Matisse and Renoir features Martha Lucy and exhibition co-curators Cindy Kang and Corrinne Chong.

Members-Only Online Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories

Tuesday, June 25, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to a virtual tour exploring techniques artists use to create narratives.

The Language of Painting
On-Site / Barnes Method

The Language of Painting

Wednesday, June 26, 10am – 4pm

Learn to understand the language of painting through careful study of works in the Barnes collection. Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Exhibition Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
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Exhibition Tour: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursday–Monday, beginning June 27, 1pm

Get a fresh perspective on Henri Matisse and Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the Roberts Gallery.

ARTZ @ The Museum
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ARTZ @ The Museum

Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 – 2:30pm

This program provides free access to the Barnes for people living with dementia and their care partners.

Private Exhibition Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
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Private Exhibition Tour: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursday–Monday, beginning June 27, 10am, 11am, 2pm

This tour is a private one-hour experience for up to seven guests.

Members-Only Exhibition Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
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Members-Only Exhibition Tour: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursdays, June 27 – September 5, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to exclusive tours of Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes in the Roberts Gallery.

Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Day at the Barnes
Free / Special Event

Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Day at the Barnes

Monday, July 1, 10am – 5pm

Register for free admission to the Barnes during Wawa Welcome America’s Free Museum Days.

July Spotlight Tour: Portraits in the Barnes
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July Spotlight Tour: Portraits in the Barnes

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Explore the incredible diversity of portraiture in the collection—from Hals to Van Gogh, Matisse, and Soutine.

First Friday: Hiruy Tirfe
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday: Hiruy Tirfe

Friday, July 5, 6 – 9pm

Philly saxophonist Hiruy Tirfe performs an innovative blend of jazz and soul with his band tonight.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Joy of Life
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Joy of Life

Sunday, July 7, 10am – 5pm

Free access to the collection and special exhibitions, plus art activities, storytime, and performances by Dolce Suono Ensemble.

Matisse and Renoir in a New Light
On-Site / Exhibition-Related

Matisse and Renoir in a New Light

Wednesday, July 10, 10am – 4pm

This one-day workshop is a special opportunity to view iconic paintings up close with Barnes educators. Instructors: Rob Jagiela, Kaelin Jewell, Martha Lucy

Close-Looking Immersion: Glackens’s <i>The Raft</i>
Online / Barnes Method

Close-Looking Immersion: Glackens’s The Raft

Wednesday, July 10, 12 – 1:30pm

This new series of single-session immersions provides opportunities to study and discuss individual works. Instructor: William Perthes

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Matisse & Renoir

Wednesday, July 10, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to an exclusive online tour of Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes.

Barnes on the Block
Free / Family / Music / Social / Performance

Barnes on the Block

Sunday, July 14, 12 – 5pm

Join us for a block party, with live art, food trucks, a beer garden, and music.

Members-Only Online Tour: Portraits in the Barnes
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Portraits in the Barnes

Tuesday, July 16, 2 – 3pm

This exclusive tour focuses on iconic and expressive portraits by Van Gogh, Matisse, Soutine, and more.

Impressionism and Japonisme
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Impressionism and Japonisme

Friday, July 19, 10am – 4pm

Explore the immense influence of Japanese art on Western painters, sculptors, and designers in the second half of the 19th century. Instructor: Caterina Y. Pierre

Members-Only Online Talk: Matisse and Renoir on the Riviera
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Members-Only Online Talk: Matisse and Renoir on the Riviera

Friday, July 19, 12 – 1pm

Learn more about the fruitful relationship between Matisse and Renoir that began in 1917.

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
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Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, July 24, 10am – 4pm

Explore the flourishing of Black art in the 1920s and ’30s and Albert Barnes’s connection to the movement. Instructor: Michael Williamson

Online Member Orientation
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Online Member Orientation

Friday, July 26, 10:30 – 11:30am

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

August Spotlight Tour: Portraits in the Barnes
Tours

August Spotlight Tour: Portraits in the Barnes

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Explore the incredible diversity of portraiture in the collection—from Hals to Van Gogh, Matisse, and Soutine.

First Friday: Wayna & BlackStar Film Festival
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday: Wayna & BlackStar Film Festival

Friday, August 2, 6 – 9pm

Tonight’s performances by R&B and soul singer Wayna are presented in partnership with BlackStar.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Beats with Heart
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Beats with Heart

Sunday, August 4, 10am – 5pm

Join us for a celebration of music, with Steve Weiss Mallet Festival and art for the whole family.

Matisse and Renoir in a New Light
On-Site / Exhibition-Related

Matisse and Renoir in a New Light

Tuesday, August 6, 10am – 4pm

This one-day workshop is a special opportunity to view iconic paintings up close with Barnes educators. Instructors: Rob Jagiela, Kaelin Jewell, Martha Lucy

Art and Restorative Justice
On-Site

Art and Restorative Justice

Wednesday, August 7, 10am – 4pm

Learn how art can play a role in justice reform—in raising awareness of mass incarceration, providing paths toward reentry, and more. Instructor: William Perthes

Members-Only Evening Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories
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Members-Only Evening Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories

Monday, August 12, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Members are invited to an exclusive evening tour exploring all the techniques artists use to create narratives.

Close-Looking Immersion: Titian’s <i>Sleeping Shepherd</i>
Online / Barnes Method

Close-Looking Immersion: Titian’s Sleeping Shepherd

Wednesday, August 14, 12 – 1:30pm

This new series of single-session immersions provides opportunities to study and discuss individual works. Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Member Talk: William Perthes on <i>Visions</i>
Members

Member Talk: William Perthes on Visions

Thursday, August 15, 11am – noon

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our new exhibition of work by artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Guild program and SCI Phoenix.

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Matisse & Renoir

Wednesday, August 21, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to an exclusive online tour of Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes.

The Lives and Afterlives of Monuments
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The Lives and Afterlives of Monuments

Thursday, August 22, 10am – 4pm

Delve into the history of public monuments and their role in shaping cultural memory. Instructor: Paul Farber

Member Orientation
Members

Member Orientation

Friday, August 23, 10 – 11:30am

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

Members-Only Online Tour: Portraits in the Barnes
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Portraits in the Barnes

Tuesday, August 27, 2 – 3pm

This exclusive online tour focuses on iconic and expressive portraits by Van Gogh, Matisse, Soutine, and more.

September Spotlight Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World
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September Spotlight Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

A closer look at Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and other artists who led this modern art movement.

Online Member Orientation
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Online Member Orientation

Friday, September 6, 10:30 – 11:30am

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

First Friday: April Varner
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday: April Varner

Friday, September 6, 6 – 9pm

The New York–based jazz singer performs music from her new record.

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes Collection
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes Collection

Wednesday, September 11, 5:30 – 6:30pm

This exclusive online tour offers members up-close views of favorite artworks.

Members-Only Online Talk: Bertrand Russell and the Barnes
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Members-Only Online Talk: Bertrand Russell and the Barnes

Friday, September 13, 12 – 1pm

Archivist Rob Jagiela provides an in-depth look at Russell’s association with Dr. Barnes and the foundation.

Members-Only Online Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World

Tuesday, September 17, 2 – 3pm

This exclusive online tour provides a closer look at Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and other artists who led the impressionist movement.

2024 Barnes Art Ball
Nightlife / Social

2024 Barnes Art Ball

Friday, October 18

Join us for our yearly celebration of art, community, and philanthropy.

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.

Horticulture Certificate Program
Horticulture / Certificate Programs

Horticulture Certificate Program

Ongoing

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