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In 2017 several major North American art museums are celebrating the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s (1840–1917) death with traveling exhibitions, permanent collection installations, and a robust program of educational activities. 

This year, the Barnes Foundation will launch three new musical performance series.

Today, the Barnes Foundation announced that it will begin construction this month on a 4,000-square-foot addition to the Philadelphia campus. 

The Barnes Foundation presents Unbounded Histories, a new site-specific project by Philadelphia artist Andrea Hornick and the first “sound intervention” in the Collection Gallery.

In February 2017, the Barnes Foundation will present Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, an exhibition featuring the work of more than 50 U.S. and international artists who have taken to the street throughout the post-war period to speak to issues as diverse as gentrification, gender politics, globalization, racism, and homelessness.

Building on Dr. Albert C. Barnes's groundbreaking approach to teaching visual literacy, the Barnes Foundation announced today an expansion of its pioneering education program for adults.

Composer Jace Clayton kicks off the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival on Friday, September 9, with the debut of Room 21, a site-specific hour-long musical piece. 

The Barnes Foundation and Weckerly's Ice Cream, the Philadelphia-based micro-creamery specializing in French-style custard ice cream, have partnered to introduce the "Barnes Ensemble," a special ice cream sandwich inspired by the Barnes collection and available exclusively at a Weckerly's pop-up located on the Barnes Foundation's Philadelphia campus.

In an unprecedented symposium exploring Henri Matisse’s life and work, the Barnes Foundation, home to one of the largest and most important holdings of Matisse in the world, will convene leading international scholars to share new research and insights on the artist. 

In its first-ever photography exhibition, the Barnes Foundation is presenting over 170 vintage photographs that capture the spirit of France in the late 19th- to mid-20th century, a period of rapid transformation in every aspect of daily life.