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Permanent Collection

The Barnes Collection

Masterworks by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and other renowned artists, plus African sculpture, Native American ceramics, metalwork, and decorative arts.
Current Exhibition

Kiefer Rodin

Until March 12, 2018
Works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, created in response to sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin.
Free / Family

ARTime Storytime: It’s a Small World

Thursday, December 14, 10:30am – noon
One of the most recognizable and beloved songs comes to life in this beautifully illustrated picture book.

Noontime Lecture: The Prehistory of Albert C. Barnes: Becoming a Collector

Thursday, December 14, 12 – 1pm
Art history professor Brian Seymour looks at Dr. Barnes’s formative relationship with collector John G. Johnson.

Buddhism to Cubism: Sculpture in the Barnes Foundation

Friday, December 15, 12 – 1pm
Archivist Barbara Beaucar presents the fascinating history behind many of Dr. Barnes’s sculptural acquisitions.
Free / Social

Open House: Pop-Up Holiday Market

Friday, December 15, 5 – 8pm
Friends, families, and Parkway neighbors, gather at the Barnes this holiday season for after-hours art, shopping, and winter fun!

In Focus Gallery Talk: An 18th-Century French Weather Vane

Monday, December 18, 2 – 2:30pm
Take a closer look at this French weather vane with Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 2
Free / Family

ARTime Storytime: If You’re Happy and You Know It

Thursday, December 21, 10:30am – noon
In this colorful book version of the popular children's song, various animals demonstrate the motions for the many verses.


Nightlife / Music / Performance

First Friday! Brazilian Classics

Friday, January 5, 6 – 9pm
Enjoy favorites like “Mas Que Nada” and “The Girl from Ipanema” performed by the internationally acclaimed Brazilian-jazz group Minas.
Free / Family / Social

Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations

Sunday, January 7, 10am – 5pm
Begin the new year with exciting art activities, stroller tours for the early birds, and a look at paper artist Colette Fu’s incredible pop-up books!

In Focus Gallery Talk: Rousseau’s Unpleasant Surprise

Monday, January 8, 2 – 2:30pm
Join us for an in-depth discussion about Henri Rousseau's 1901 painting. Free with admission; Room 23
Nightlife / Music / Social

Young Professionals Night: Gothic Glam

Friday, January 19, 7 – 10pm
A night of fun, fashion, art, and music for young professionals and Contemporaries members.

In Focus Gallery Talk: Degas's Three Dancers with Hair in Braids

Monday, January 22, 2 – 2:30pm
Take a closer look at the artistry of Edgar Degas in this talk led by Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 8
Nightlife / Film

Film: Rodin and the Gates of Hell

Monday, January 29, 8 – 9pm
This visually stunning documentary tells the story of Rodin’s life through The Gates of Hell, the artist’s monumental sculptural project.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema

May 6 – September 3, 2018
Exploring the works of acclaimed director Jean Renoir and the influence of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his art and life.
Upcoming Exhibition

Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist

October 20, 2018 – January 14, 2019
The exceptional path of a woman who defied the social norms of her time to join the Parisian avant-garde.