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Permanent Collection

The Barnes Collection

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

Monument Lab

Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, November 9
As part of Monument Lab this fall, the Barnes is hosting artist workshops with Michelle Angela Ortiz.
Free / Family

ARTime Storytime: A Big Mistake

Thursday, October 19, 10:30am – noon
A young artist turns a mistake into a beautiful painting.
Free / Nightlife / Music / 5th Anniversary

College Night: Party at the Barnes!

Thursday, October 19, 6 – 9pm
We’re turning it up for our third annual college night in partnership with Campus Philly.
Members / Nightlife / Music / 5th Anniversary

Young Professionals Night

Friday, October 20, 7 – 10pm
A night of fun, fashion, art, and music for young professionals and Contemporaries members.
Talks

They Might (or Might Not) Be Giants: Champion Trees of the Barnes Arboretum

Saturday, October 21, 10 – 11:30am
Join us for a guided exploration of the arboretum's champion trees.
Talks

In Focus Gallery Talk: Cézanne’s The Allée at Marines

Monday, October 23, 2 – 2:30pm
Learn more about Cézanne’s The Allée at Marines from Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 1
Film / 5th Anniversary

Film Series: The Philadelphia Story

Monday, October 23, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in George Cukor’s classic comedy about a Philadelphia socialite and her romantic misadventures.
Members

Meet Your Masterpiece Tour: Picasso and Matisse

Friday, October 27, 2 – 3pm
Learn about the friendship, mutual influences, and storied creative rivalry of these two giants of modern art.
Members

Exploring the Borders of Art: Picture Frames at the Barnes Foundation

Saturday, October 28, 2 – 3pm
Suzanne Smeaton, a pioneer in the study and scholarship of period frames, examines the unique frames of the Barnes collection.
Free

Monument Lab

Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, November 9
As part of Monument Lab this fall, the Barnes is hosting artist workshops with Michelle Angela Ortiz.

Upcoming

Members

Meet Your Masterpiece Tour: Renoir—The Person Behind the Paintings

Monday, October 30, 2 – 3pm
You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces?
Members

Meet Your Masterpiece Tour: Renoir—The Person Behind the Paintings

Wednesday, November 1, 2 – 3pm
You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces?
Members

Meet Your Masterpiece Tour: Henri Rousseau

Thursday, November 2, 2 – 3pm
Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals.
Free / Family / Music / Performance

Free First Sunday: Crossing the Line

Sunday, November 5, 10am – 5pm
Look for a wide range of performances and presentations inviting audience participation. Presented by the Small But Mighty Artists emerging artist network
Nightlife / Music / Performance

Solo Series Concert: Cage, Cowell, Crumb—Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Piano

Wednesday, November 8, 6:15 – 9:30pm
World-renowned pianist Margaret Leng Tan presents the Philadelphia premiere of George Crumb’s first major piano work in more than 40 years.
Members

Meet Your Masterpiece Tour: Picasso and Matisse

Thursday, November 9, 2 – 3pm
Learn about the friendship, mutual influences, and storied creative rivalry of these two giants of modern art.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Kiefer Rodin

November 17, 2017 – March 12, 2018
Works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, created in response to sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin.
Upcoming Exhibition

Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema

May 5 – 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.