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The Barnes Foundation Announces 2022–23 Extended Holiday Hours

Modigliani Up Close exhibition, tours, talks & Museum Store Sunday on November 27

Philadelphia, PA, November 7, 2022—The Barnes Foundation has announced special extended hours between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays—opening as early as 9 am and closing at 6 pm on select days. Normally open Thursday through Monday, the Barnes will also be open on Tuesday, December 27, and Wednesday, December 28, to welcome more visitors during the week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Additionally, general admission tickets are now valid for two consecutive days.

The sixth annual Museum Store Sunday takes place at the Barnes Shop on Sunday, November 27, and will feature local candlemaker School Scents for a candle-making class and pop-up shop. Visitors will receive a 20% discount on all regularly priced merchandise in the Barnes Shop.

During the Barnes’s operating hours, the Garden Restaurant will be open 11 am–4 pm, with last seating at 3 pm, and Reflections Café will be open 11 am–5 pm. The Barnes will be closed on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24), Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24), Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25), and New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1).

“The holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends and share rejuvenating, memorable experiences. We hope our extended hours will inspire even more visitors to explore the Barnes collection and the groundbreaking Modigliani Up Closeexhibition, which examines how Modigliani constructed and composed his signature works,” says Thom Collins, Neubauer Family Executive Director and President. “As we continue celebrating our centennial and tenth anniversary on the Parkway, this is a particularly exciting time to engage with the Barnes through a variety of tours and talks, dine in our Garden Restaurant with friends and family, and shop for the art lovers in your life at the Barnes Shop.”

Holiday hours at the Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia) are listed below:

The Garden Restaurant is open 11 am–4 pm, with last seating at 3 pm. Reflections Café is open 11 am–5 pm.

  • THANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 24: CLOSED
  • Friday, November 25: 9 am–6 pm
  • Saturday, November 26: 9 am–6 pm
  • Sunday, November 27: 10 am–5 pm
    The sixth annual Museum Store Sunday at the Barnes Shop will feature local candlemaker School Scents for a candle-making class and pop-up shop featuring a new line of art-inspired candles that are being released exclusively at the Barnes Shop. School Scents is a Black-owned luxury fragrance company founded by Tiffany Rose. (Candle-making class is $65; members receive 10% discount. Admission to the Barnes Shop and School Scents pop-up shop is free). Visitors will also enjoy 20% off all regularly priced merchandise in the Barnes Shop.
  • Monday, November 28: 10 am–5 pm


The Garden Restaurant is open 11 am–4 pm, with last seating at 3 pm. Reflections Café is open 11 am–5 pm

  • Friday, December 23: 10 am–5 pm
  • CHRISTMAS EVE, Saturday, December 24: CLOSED
  • CHRISTMAS DAY, Sunday, December 25: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 26: 9 am–6 pm
  • Tuesday, December 27: 9 am–6 pm (additional open day)
  • Wednesday, December 28: 9 am–6 pm (additional open day)
  • Thursday, December 29: 9 am–6 pm
  • Friday, December 30: 9 am–6 pm
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE, Saturday, December 31: 9 am–3 pm
  • NEW YEAR’S DAY, Sunday, January 1: CLOSED
  • Monday, January 2: 11 am–5 pm



Modigliani Up Close
Through January 29, 2023 (on view in Roberts Gallery)
In celebration of its centennial, the Barnes presents Modigliani Up Close, a major loan exhibition that shares new insights into Amedeo Modigliani’s working methods and materials. Modigliani Up Close is curated by an international team of art historians and conservators: Barbara Buckley, Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Paintings at the Barnes; Simonetta Fraquelli, independent curator and consulting curator for the Barnes; Nancy Ireson, Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions & Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes; and Annette King, Paintings Conservator at Tate, London.

Building on research that began in 2017, with a major retrospective at Tate Modern, this focused project takes a close look at how Modigliani created his works. New scholarship by specialists across Europe and the Americas informs a detailed investigation of the artist’s unique style, casting new light on his practice, in an exhibition that brings together important pieces from museum collections around the world. More information.

Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and “The Dance”
Through September 18, 2023 (on view on the Lower Level)
In 1930, Albert Barnes commissioned Henri Matisse to create a mural spanning the length of the collection’s Main Gallery. It was a massive, complicated project—much larger than anything Matisse had ever done—and over the next several years, it would test the patience of both artist and client. Through archival photographs and letters between Dr. Barnes and Matisse, this exhibition presents a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of this extraordinary work of art.

This gift-giving season, share the exhibitions and collections of the Barnes, along with the work of exciting new contemporary makers. Explore all offerings in the Barnes Shop 2022–23 Catalogue, and order custom print reproductions of works from the Barnes from the Print Shop.
You can alsochoose to gift a Barnes class, general admission tickets, or treat someone to a Barnes membership—a gift that keeps on giving year-round. All proceeds directly support the Barnes’s educational mission.

During operating hours, lunch, brunch, and cocktails are available at the Garden Restaurant, with freshly prepared offerings by Constellation Culinary Group. Grab-and-go options are also available at Reflections Café in the Annenberg Court. No reservations or admission tickets are required to dine at the Barnes, and members receive a 10% discount.



Young Professionals Night: Past/Forward
Friday, November 11, 7–10 pm

Toddler Time
Saturday, November 12, 10–11 am

Lecture: Yve-Alain Bois on Matisse
Saturday, November 12, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

First Friday! Yolanda Wisher & The Afroeaters
Friday, December 2, 6–9 pm

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Barnes at 100
Sunday, December 4, 10 am–5 pm

John Dowell: A Public Intimate Space
Thursday, December 8, 7–8:30 pm

First Friday! Samantha Rise
Friday, January 6, 6–9 pm

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: New Beginnings
Sunday, January 8, 10 am–5 pm

The Barnes Foundation is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution that shares its unparalleled art collection with the public, organizes special exhibitions, and presents programming that fosters new ways of thinking about human creativity. The Barnes collection is displayed in ensembles that integrate art and objects from across cultures and time periods, overturning traditional hierarchies and revealing universal elements of human expression. Home to one of the world’s finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings—including the largest groups of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne in existence—the Barnes brings together renowned canvases by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Vincent van Gogh, alongside African, Asian, ancient, medieval, and Native American art as well as metalwork, furniture, and decorative art.

The Barnes Foundation was established by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” A visionary collector and pioneering educator, Dr. Barnes was also a fierce advocate for the civil rights of African Americans, women, and the economically marginalized. Committed to racial equality and social justice, he established a scholarship program to support young Black artists, writers, and musicians who wanted to further their education. Dr. Barnes was deeply interested in African American culture and became actively involved in the Harlem Renaissance, during which he collaborated with philosopher Alain Locke and Charles S. Johnson, the scholar and activist, to promote awareness of the artistic value of African art.

Since moving to Philadelphia in 2012, the Barnes Foundation has expanded its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice, teaching visual literacy in groundbreaking ways; investing in original scholarship relating to its collection; and enhancing accessibility throughout every facet of its programs.

The Barnes Foundation is situated in Lenapehoking, the ancestral homeland of the Lenape people. Read our Land Acknowledgment.

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Deirdre Maher, Director of Communications
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