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The Barnes Collection
Permanent Collection

The Barnes Collection

Ongoing

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!

Highlights Tour
Talks & 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 Tours
Talks & Tours

Private Collection Tours

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.

Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Art Education
Barnes100 / Centennial

Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Art Education

All year long

This year, we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Barnes Foundation with groundbreaking special exhibitions and innovative programs.

May Spotlight Tour: Pablo Picasso
Talks & Tours

May Spotlight Tour: Pablo Picasso

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Learn about Picasso’s life and art, and how Dr. Barnes embraced the importance and influence of this great artist.

Member Appreciation Days
Members / Special Event!

Member Appreciation Days

Fridays in May

This May, members get even more—join us for exclusive talks, plus extra discounts.

Members-Only Online Tour: Pablo Picasso
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, May 17, 10 – 11am

Learn about how Picasso impacted the development of modern and contemporary art and how Dr. Barnes embraced the artist enthusiastically.

Member Appreciation Talk: Cindy Kang on Dr. Barnes’s Travels
Members

Member Appreciation Talk: Cindy Kang on Dr. Barnes’s Travels

Friday, May 20, 12 – 1pm

Associate curator Cindy Kang explores how traveling helped Dr. Barnes develop three major aspects of his collection.

Upcoming

Toddlerpalooza
Free / Family

Toddlerpalooza

Saturday, May 21, 9:30am – noon

Fun activities and musical performances for toddlers, with dance, reading, art, and more.

Members-Only Gallery Talk
Members

Members-Only Gallery Talk

Sunday, May 22, 10:15 – 11am

Each month, members of our Adult Education team present their ongoing research on the collection to members.

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes Collection
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes Collection

Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 – 6:30pm

See favorite works like never before, with up-close looks that reveal more about the art and artist.

June Spotlight Tour: Pablo Picasso
Talks & Tours

June Spotlight Tour: Pablo Picasso

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Learn about Picasso’s life and art, and how Dr. Barnes embraced the importance and influence of this great artist.

First Friday! Daymé Arocena & the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Daymé Arocena & the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

Friday, June 3, 6 – 9pm

A night of music and film, in partnership with the 2022 Philadelphia Latino Film Fest.

Lecture and Book Signing: Paul Galvez on Courbet’s Landscapes
Talks & Tours

Lecture and Book Signing: Paul Galvez on Courbet’s Landscapes

Saturday, June 4, 11:30am – 1pm

The author and art historian discusses his new book Courbet’s Landscapes: The Origins of Modern Painting.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)
Upcoming Exhibition

Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)

June 19 – September 4, 2022

An immersive video installation exploring the close relationship between Dr. Albert C. Barnes and Alain Locke, cultural theorist and “Father of the Harlem Renaissance.”

Modigliani Up Close
UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Modigliani Up Close

October 16, 2022 – January 29, 2023

An in-depth exploration of how the iconic artist created his works over the course of his career.