Programs: Calendar

Matisse's The Joy of Life
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Themes of Arcadia

Often depicted as an idyllic, uncorrupted natural space and a frequent subject of Renaissance painting, Arcadia has inspired artists and writers since antiquity. Discover how Cézanne, Gauguin, and Matisse have interpreted this timeless subject. 

Thursday, June 22
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Mohamed Bourouissa's Horse Day
members only

Member previews of Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders

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

Thursday, June 29, and Friday, June 30
Noon–5 pm and 11 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Reserve online for Thursday, June 29 (preview hours noon–5 pm) or call 215.278.7200.

Reserve online for Friday, June 30 (preview hours 11 am–4 pm) or call 215.278.7200.

 

Maurice Prendergast, Rocks, Waves and Figures
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, The Prendergast Brothers

The paintings of Maurice and Charles Prendergast were influenced by both post-impressionism and folk art, two of Dr. Barnes’s greatest areas of interest. Learn about the brothers’ sources of inspiration, unique painting techniques, and lifelong influence on one another. 

Thursday, July 13
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Sold out.

Cézanne's The Card Players
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Cézanne

Considered by many to be the father of modern art, Paul Cézanne captured Dr. Barnes’s attention early in his career as a collector. Examine Cézanne’s influential painting style as it manifests in landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes throughout the Barnes collection, and discover how he impacted other Barnes favorites like Matisse and Renoir.

Friday, July 21
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Sold out.

Maurice Prendergast, Rocks, Waves and Figures
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, The Prendergast Brothers

The paintings of Maurice and Charles Prendergast were influenced by both post-impressionism and folk art, two of Dr. Barnes’s greatest areas of interest. Learn about the brothers’ sources of inspiration, unique painting techniques, and lifelong influence on one another. 

Wednesday, July 26
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Sold out.

Chaim Soutine, 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, August 10
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Sold out.

Cézanne's The Card Players
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Cézanne

Considered by many to be the father of modern art, Paul Cézanne captured Dr. Barnes’s attention early in his career as a collector. Examine Cézanne’s influential painting style as it manifests in landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes throughout the Barnes collection, and discover how he impacted other Barnes favorites like Matisse and Renoir.

Wednesday, August 16
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Sold out.

Chaim Soutine, 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, August 31
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Sold out.

Maurice Prendergast, Rocks, Waves and Figures
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, The Prendergast Brothers

The paintings of Maurice and Charles Prendergast were influenced by both post-impressionism and folk art, two of Dr. Barnes’s greatest areas of interest. Learn about the brothers’ sources of inspiration, unique painting techniques, and lifelong influence on one another. 

Thursday, September 14
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Sold out.

Cézanne's The Card Players
members only

New Members Tour: Meet Your Masterpiece, Cézanne

Considered by many to be the father of modern art, Paul Cézanne captured Dr. Barnes’s attention early in his career as a collector. Examine Cézanne’s influential painting style as it manifests in landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes throughout the Barnes collection, and discover how he impacted other Barnes favorites like Matisse and Renoir.

Friday, September 22
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 New members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Call 215.278.7200 to reserve tickets.

Parkway plantings
members only

Parkway Plantings

Join Barnes gardener Rachel Burlington for a tour of the Parkway grounds and experience the exciting seasonal changes taking place among the flora at the Barnes.

Monday, September 25
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required; space is limited

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.