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The Barnes Collection

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

Education & Empowerment: Scholarship Recipients at the Barnes Foundation, 1927–1949
Archives Exhibition

Education & Empowerment: Scholarship Recipients at the Barnes Foundation, 1927–1949

Until September 16, 2024

Explore the experiences of four scholars whose research was supported by the Barnes Foundation—from art history to medicine.

Highlights Tour
Tours

Highlights Tour

Thursday–Monday, 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.

Private Collection Tour
Tours

Private Collection Tour

Thursday–Monday

Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes. This tour is a private one-hour experience for you and up to seven guests.

June Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh
Tours

June Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Look closely at collection works that use a variety of techniques to create meaningful narratives.

Private Collection Tour: Favorite Artists
Tours

Private Collection Tour: Favorite Artists

Thursday–Monday, beginning June 6

Choose your favorite artists in the collection for a private one-hour experience for up to eight guests.

Exhibition Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
Tours

Exhibition Tour: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursday–Monday, beginning June 27, 1pm

Get a fresh perspective on Henri Matisse and Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the Roberts Gallery.

Private Exhibition Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
Tours

Private Exhibition Tour: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursday–Monday, beginning June 27, 10am, 11am, 2pm

This tour is a private one-hour experience for up to seven guests.

Members-Only Exhibition Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
Members

Members-Only Exhibition Tour: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursdays, June 27 – September 5, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to exclusive tours of Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes in the Roberts Gallery.

Member Previews: <i>Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes</i>
Members

Member Previews: Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

Thursday–Saturday, June 20–22

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

Curators in Conversation: <i>Matisse & Renoir</i>
Talks

Curators in Conversation: Matisse & Renoir

Sunday, June 23, 1 – 2pm

This engaging conversation on Matisse and Renoir features Martha Lucy and exhibition co-curators Cindy Kang and Corrinne Chong.

Members-Only Online Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories

Tuesday, June 25, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to a virtual tour exploring techniques artists use to create narratives.

ARTZ @ The Museum
Tours

ARTZ @ The Museum

Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 – 2:30pm

This program provides free access to the Barnes for people living with dementia and their care partners.

Upcoming

Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Day at the Barnes
Free / Special Event

Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Day at the Barnes

Monday, July 1, 10am – 5pm

Register for free admission to the Barnes during Wawa Welcome America’s Free Museum Days.

July Spotlight Tour: Portraits in the Barnes
Tours

July Spotlight Tour: Portraits in the Barnes

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Explore the incredible diversity of portraiture in the collection—from Hals to Van Gogh, Matisse, and Soutine.

First Friday: Hiruy Tirfe
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday: Hiruy Tirfe

Friday, July 5, 6 – 9pm

Philly saxophonist Hiruy Tirfe performs an innovative blend of jazz and soul with his band tonight.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Joy of Life
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Joy of Life

Sunday, July 7, 10am – 5pm

Free access to the collection and special exhibitions, plus art activities, storytime, and performances by Dolce Suono Ensemble.

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Matisse & Renoir</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Matisse & Renoir

Wednesday, July 10, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to an exclusive online tour of Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes.

Barnes on the Block
Free / Family / Music / Social / Performance

Barnes on the Block

Sunday, July 14, 12 – 5pm

Join us for a block party, with live art, food trucks, a beer garden, and music.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Visions
Upcoming Exhibition

Visions

July 5 – August 26, 2024

Works created by artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Guild program and SCI Phoenix.

Mickalene Thomas:<br>All About Love
Upcoming Exhibition

Mickalene Thomas:
All About Love

October 20, 2024 – January 12, 2025

The first major international tour on Thomas’s pioneering work.