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School Programs

Come to the Barnes, or we’ll come to you. Our programs will nourish your students’ imaginations and serve your curricular goals.

Teacher Resources

Looking closely, listening openly, sharing observations—a pre-K–12 lesson with the Barnes Foundation encourages students to have a curious, creative voice. Use the resources below to extend your students’ learning and sign up for teacher emails  to stay informed of new opportunities.

Art of Math Challenge

Students use math strategies to design and build a 3-D scale model of a painting from the Barnes collection. They collaborate as a group to build the model and write a description of their mathematical process. The competition culminates with a display of all submitted models at the Barnes’s STEAM-themed PECO Free First Sunday Family Day on March 3, 2024.

Learn more about the 2024 competition.

Classroom Learning

Our Collection

Special Exhibitions

  • Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me (March 3–May 19, 2024)
    The Russian-born designer, photographer, and instructor Alexey Brodovitch (1898–1971) is best known as the art director of the US fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar between 1934 and 1958. He infused the publication with a new modern aesthetic and made photography the cornerstone of its visual identity. Brodovitch is also known for his mentorship of celebrated documentary and fashion photographers, including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Eve Arnold, and Lillian Bassman, and his work with luminaries such as Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, and Martin Munkácsi.
    Teacher Background and Information