The Barnes offers free admission and programming on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on-site starting at 9 am.
First Sundays, 10 am–5 pm; programming 1–4 pm
Free First Sunday: Pattern and Movement
Sunday, December 6
1–4 pm Hands-on ArtSee Activities: Sightseeing
Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in programs for all ages on Free First Sundays. ’Tis the season for seeing the sights; let the Barnes collection transport you to other countries. Draw with scissors as you cut out a Happy Birthday Matisse bag, create a travel poster of faraway lands, and design your own mode of transportation.
1:30–2:10 pm Performances by Kensington CAPA drumline and rhythmic dance troupe
Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts provides students with a rigorous academic program and comprehensive educational experiences in a safe, supportive learning environment that prepares students for postsecondary studies, careers, and opportunities in the fields of the expressive arts.
2–4 pm Storytime Sunday
Arty books and stories about design and nature for children of all ages.
2:15–2:35 pm Dance performance by BalletX
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with world-class dancers to forge works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.
2:40–3:30 pm Yoga session with Pop Up Yoga Philly
Pop Up Yoga Philly doesn't have a studio; their yoga classes take place in iconic spots around Philadelphia and they partner with local businesses to bring yoga classes to all Philadelphians.
Free First Sundays is generously presented by PECO.
Free tickets can be obtained on-site at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays.
This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction. Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis.
Tickets include access to the Collection gallery, special exhibition and any programming taking place that day.
The Barnes Foundation and PECO look forward to welcoming you to Free First Sundays!