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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!

Soutine / de Kooning<br>Conversations in Paint
Current Exhibition

Soutine / de Kooning
Conversations in Paint

Until August 8, 2021

A visual dialogue between the highly individual universes of two iconic artists.

Members-Only Tour: Soutine in the Barnes Collection: A Closer Look
Members

Members-Only Tour: Soutine in the Barnes Collection: A Closer Look

Friday–Monday, 10:30 – 11:30am

Members are invited to take a closer look at the work of Chaïm Soutine in-person in the Barnes collection.

Private Collection Tours
Talks & Tours

Private Collection Tours

Friday–Monday, 10 & 10:30am

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 four guests.

Private Tours: <i>Soutine / de&nbspKooning</i>
Talks & Tours

Private Tours: Soutine / de Kooning

Friday–Monday, 10, 10:30 & 11am
Through August 8

Tour our newest exhibition and see the visual relationship between two modern masters. This tour is a private one-hour experience for you and up to four guests.

Private Virtual Tours
Talks & Tours / Online

Private Virtual Tours

Available Now

Visit the Barnes without leaving home! Book a custom online tour for your friends, family, or colleagues

Private Virtual Tours: <i>Soutine / de&nbspKooning</i>
Talks & Tours / Online

Private Virtual Tours: Soutine / de Kooning

Through August 8

Visit the special exhibition without leaving home! Book an online tour for your friends, family, or colleagues.

Member Appreciation Days
Members / Special Event!

Member Appreciation Days

Fridays in May

This May, members get even more! Free talks, plus extra discounts!

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day <br>Family Activities
Free / Family / Online

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day
Family Activities

Through June 5

We’re offering family activities to enjoy from home all month long. Explore works in the Barnes collection plus poetry and more.

Online Class: Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt

Mondays, May 3–24, 1 – 3:10pm

During the golden age of the Dutch Republic artists like Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer defined the rich visual culture of the 17th century.

Online Class: Manet and Modern Paris
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Manet and Modern Paris

Tuesdays, May 4–25, 5 – 7:10pm

This class will place Édouard Manet’s influential paintings within the context of modern Paris, the French Empire, and the city’s increasingly global reputation.

Online Class: Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look
Materials and Techniques / Online

Online Class: Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look

Wednesdays, May 5–26, 2 – 4:10pm

Focus on the working methods of Chaïm Soutine in this course co-taught by an art historian and conservator.

Members-Only Online Tour: Wicked Paris
Members / Online

Members-Only Online Tour: Wicked Paris

Wednesdays, May 5 & 26, 2 – 3pm

Learn about the revolutionary artists drawn to the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre at the turn of the 20th century in this virtual collection tour.

Online Class: Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Thursdays, May 6–27, 2 – 4:10pm

Get a better understanding of why Dr. Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way.

Highlights Tour
Talks & Tours

Highlights Tour

Friday–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.

Member Appreciation Talk: De&nbspKooning’s Quest
Members / Online

Member Appreciation Talk: De Kooning’s Quest

Friday, May 7, 12 – 1pm

Join scholar Judith Zilczer for an in-depth look at Chaïm Soutine’s influence on Willem de Kooning.

Member Morning
Members / Online

Member Morning

Wednesday, May 12, 10:30 – 11:30am

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

Free Admission Day for Hospital Workers
Free

Free Admission Day for Hospital Workers

Thursday, May 13, 12 – 7pm

Hospital workers are invited to visit the Barnes for free, in appreciation for their service and dedication.

Member Appreciation Talk: Toulouse-Lautrec & the Celebrity Culture of Paris
Members / Online

Member Appreciation Talk: Toulouse-Lautrec & the Celebrity Culture of Paris

Friday, May 14, 12 – 1pm

Curator Jay A. Clarke looks at how Toulouse-Lautrec’s prints and paintings helped catapult his clients into fame

Upcoming

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Soutine / de&nbspKooning</i>
Talks & Tours / Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Soutine / de Kooning

Tuesday, May 18, 10 – 11am

A free online tour of the special exhibition on the visual relationship between two important figures of 20th-century art.

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes&nbspCollection
Members / Online

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes Collection

Wednesday, May 19, 5:30 – 6:30pm

A free virtual tour of the collection for members. See details of favorite artworks like never before.

Member Appreciation Talk: Matisse, Vuillard, and Textile Aesthetics
Members

Member Appreciation Talk: Matisse, Vuillard, and Textile Aesthetics

Friday, May 21, 12 – 1pm

Barnes associate curator Cindy Kang explores how Édouard Vuillard and Henri Matisse were influenced by textiles in their painting.

Online Talk: Alison Boyd on Art and Music at the Barnes Foundation
Free / Talks & Tours / Online

Online Talk: Alison Boyd on Art and Music at the Barnes Foundation

Saturday, May 22, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Learn how Dr. Barnes was invested in the study and promotion of music, particularly African American spirituals.

Online Class: A Jewish Perspective: Pissarro, Modigliani, Soutine & Pascin
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: A Jewish Perspective: Pissarro, Modigliani, Soutine & Pascin

Postponed, new date TBA

These four painters were central to the avant-garde scene in early 20th-century Paris. How did their faith influence their outlook and their artwork?

Members-Only Online Tour: Above the Doors
Members / Online

Members-Only Online Tour: Above the Doors

Wednesdays, June 2 & 16, 2 – 3pm

Take a closer look at some hidden gems and underappreciated artworks in the collection in this unique virtual tour.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel
Upcoming Exhibition

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel

September 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Groundbreaking paintings by the French artist.