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The Barnes Collection


Explore paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and other artists, plus African sculpture, metalwork, and decorative arts. Try our new mobile guide!

Talks & Tours

Highlights Tour

Daily, 11:30am, 1:30pm

This one-hour tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes.

Talks & Tours

Premier Tour

Daily, 4:30pm; Saturdays, 10am

This 90-minute docent-led tour takes place while the Barnes is closed to the public.

Talks & Tours

Personalized Docent Tour

Available Daily

A private one-hour tour for you and up to five guests during regular hours.

Talks & Tours

Afternoons with
the Art Team


Join us for casual pop-up talks in the galleries led by our Art Team. Each talk focuses on a specific work of art—it’s a great way to explore the collection and learn something new!

Talks & Tours / Members

February Spotlight Tour: Sacred Art from Antiquity to Modernity

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Explore religious and spiritual art in the collection, from ancient works to paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Pippin, and more.


Member Previews: Marie Cuttoli

Thursday, February 20 – Saturday, February 22

As a member, see the exhibition before the public opening.

Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Pinto’s Bathers on Boardwalk

Wednesday, February 19, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Virginia Duncan, a graduate student in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 23

Family / Social

Barnes Toddler Time

Thursday, February 20

Join us for a combination of storytime, art making, and movement activities just for kids up to age 5 and their parents or caregivers.


Talks & Tours

Special Exhibition Tour: Marie Cuttoli

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, May 10
1 – 2pm

Learn more about the pioneering entrepreneur Marie Cuttoli and her textile work with Picasso, Léger, and other great modern artists.

Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Creating Multiples

Sunday, March 1, 10am – 5pm

See student projects that deconstruct and reconstruct Barnes masterworks. Plus, get creative with printmaking techniques!

Talks & Tours / Members

March Spotlight Tour: Artists and the French Riviera

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn why favorite artists in the Barnes collection were so captivated by the Côte d'Azur.

Talks & Tours

Barnes in Bloom:
Special Tour & Lunch

Tuesday, March 3, 11am – 2pm

Join us for intimate look at artists and the French Riviera, a theme inspired by this year's flower show.


Members-Only Tours: Marie Cuttoli

Wednesdays, March 4 – March 18, 2 – 3pm

A free members-only tour of the special exhibition on this the pioneering entrepreneur and arts patron.

Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Avery’s The Nursemaid

Wednesday, March 4, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Virginia Duncan, a graduate student in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 3

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Elijah Pierce’s America

June 14 – September 7, 2020

See life, faith, and politics through the eyes of an expert woodcarver.

Upcoming Exhibition

The Strange Case of Victor Brauner

October 18, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Explore painting and sculpture by the acclaimed surrealist in a new retrospective.