Tours

The Barnes Collection

The Barnes Foundation
Barnes Collection Tours

Explore thousands of masterpieces in the Barnes collection, whose arrangements are as awe-inspiring as the art itself. Discover why visitors say a docent-led tour is “the ultimate way to experience the art at the Barnes.”

 Daily collection tour

Approximately one hour
Specially trained docents lead you on an exciting voyage of discovery that features highlights of the collection, key artists in the collection, the history of the Foundation’s educational mission, as well as the thinking behind the extraordinary presentation of these masterpieces. This tour is invaluable for first-time visitors. Includes post-tour collection access.
$45; members $22

Check the ticketing calendar for available times.

 


Tuesday premier tours
Tuesdays
4–5:30 pm
These intimate 90-minute tours with a specially trained docent take place when the collection is closed to the public and include private access to the Barnes Shop.
$60; members $30

To book a Premier tour, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday date.

Paul Cézanne
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. This is a comprehensive look at the artist's life and major achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers.

A Closer Look
Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation.


Private tours
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays
11 am–noon or 2–3 pm
Explore the Barnes collection with a specially trained docent, who will shape the tour around your group’s interests. Tours are for groups of six or less and do not include exhibitions. All tours are conducted in English. Includes post-tour collection access.
$60 per person. Non-refundable payment collected one week in advance of scheduled tour.

Request tours at least two weeks in advance: reserve@barnesfoundation.org or 215.278.7200.


Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights
Second and third Sundays of each month
2:30–3:30 pm
See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery. Collection admission included; reservations required. 
Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Reserve family tours online or call 215.278.7200.


Audio tours
Download our adult and family tours app, Audio Tours at the Barnes Foundation, for free on your Apple or Android device (iTunes store or Google Play). Or pick up an audio guide on site; it's included with collection admission. Available in English, French, Japanese, and Spanish.

Funding for the Cézanne at the Barnes audio tour generously provided by John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick.

 

Location

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130


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