Programs: Calendar

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Sunday, January 29
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Friday, February 17
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Eleanor Antin, The Wonder of It All, 1974-75. From The King of Solana Beach  unique set of 6 black and white photographs mounted on board.
members only

Member preview of Person of the Crowd

As a member, see the show before the public opening.

Eleanor Antin, The Wonder of It All, 1974-75. From The King of Solana Beach unique set of 6 black and white photographs mounted on board. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 each. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

 

Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24
10 am–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members free

Call 215.278.7200 or reserve online by clicking the link and selecting your desired date from the calendar.

Soutine's The Pastry Chef
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Modigliani and Soutine

Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine became friends while living in Montparnasse, the Parisian artistic and intellectual hub of the 1920s and ’30s. Learn more about their friendship and the very different ways they approached visual representation.

Thursday, March 9
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Wednesday, March 15
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Thursday, March 30
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.