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Free Sundays for Educators

On Sundays, the Barnes offers free general admission to K–12 educators working in the School District of Philadelphia or Philadelphia parochial schools. Tickets can be redeemed on-site only, by presenting a valid school-issued ID. Limit one ticket per educator. This benefit is made possible by an anonymous donor.


Summer Teacher Institute 2018
Medium and Message: Exploring Multiple Perspectives in Art

Tuesday, July 24–Friday, July 27
9am – 3pm
$295; members $265; $500 additional fee for graduate credits

Across all art forms, the medium amplifies an artist’s message. Participants will compare the use of paint, clay, and film by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries in the Barnes collection and in Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema. This special exhibition explores the works of acclaimed director Jean Renoir and the influence of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his art and life. Workshops will include art making, poetry writing, and filmmaking activities designed to be used in the classroom.
Twenty Act 48 credits are available upon successful completion of required work. 

Graduate credits are available for an additional $500; interested educators must contact the University of the Arts to register for credit.