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

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Gallery Lessons

Gallery programs are available to K–12 students from all school districts and educational settings. We tailor lessons to meet the needs, abilities, and grade level of each group. Gallery lessons run October–June; register at least 30 days in advance. $5 per person, including chaperones.

General Introduction

Explore highlights of the history and collection of the Barnes Foundation. Using the concepts of line, light, color, and space, learn to analyze ensembles and individual works of art.

Impressionism and Post-impressionism

Learn about the qualities of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Using color, light, and brushstroke, evaluate the artistic representation of the world in a selection of pieces


Using color, light, line, and space as well as the ideas of balance, symmetry, and unity, consider how works in ensembles fit together. Learn to make comparisons and see connections between art of different cultures, mediums, periods, and styles.

Landscapes in Art and Nature

View and compare landscape paintings in a lesson that focuses on the visual qualities of nature and how artists capture nature in their art.


Through a close look at images of people, discuss how artists use tools and materials, including color, brushstroke, and composition, to express identity.

Self-Guided Visits

High school students are permitted to self-tour the collection. Pre-visit materials are available, and admission to the special exhibition is included in the ticket price. Admission is $5 per person, including chaperones.