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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.

Talks & Tours / Members

January Spotlight Tour: Wicked Paris: The Lure of Montmartre

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn about the revolutionary artists drawn to the bohemian neighborhood at the turn of the 20th century.


Members-Only Art Team Morning

Sunday, January 26, 10 – 11am

Each month, members of our Art Team—professional art historians, artists, and educators—present their ongoing research on the collection to members.

Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Picasso’s Acrobat and Young Harlequin

Wednesday, January 29, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Anna Linehan, doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 19


Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: The Art of Women

Sunday, February 2, 10am – 5pm

Celebrate women in the arts, with a day of story and music. Plus, art activities for all ages!

Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Glackens’s Pony Ballet

Wednesday, February 5, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Anna Linehan, doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 12

Nightlife / Music / Performance

First Friday! Cookie Diorio

Friday, February 7, 6 – 9pm

Tonight, the classically trained vocalist shines her light on the collection. Join Cookie for a dazzling evening of song.


Member Morning

Wednesday, February 12, 10 – 11:30am

Members are invited to join Barnes staff for a chat about membership at the Foundation and benefits, followed by a docent tour of the collection.

Family / Talks & Tours

Stroller Tour

Thursday, February 13, 10:30 – 11:15am

Our Stroller Tours make visiting our galleries less stressful for families with babies.

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

Artist Bash: To Die For

Friday, February 14, 8 – 11pm

Our artists flip the script on Valentine’s Day, celebrating heartache and loss.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Marie Cuttoli:
The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

February 23 – May 10, 2020

How one visionary woman revived the art of tapestry weaving for the modern era.

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.