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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.
Current Exhibition

Pat Steir
Silent Secret Waterfalls:
The Barnes Series

Until November 17, 2019
An installation of 11 new paintings by the American artist.
Talks & Tours

Daily Highlights Tour

Wednesday, January 2 – Tuesday, December 31
This one-hour tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes.
Talks & Tours

Daily Premier Tour

Wednesday, January 2 – Tuesday, December 31
This 90-minute docent-led tour takes place while the Barnes is closed to the public.
Talks & Tours

Personalized Docent Tour

Wednesday, January 2 – Tuesday, December 31
A private one-hour tour for you and up to five guests during regular hours.
Talks & Tours

Afternoons with
the Art Team

Thursday, January 31 – Monday, February 25
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

Spotlight Tour: Matisse

Friday, February 1 – Thursday, February 28
This February, take a closer look at Henri Matisse's work, his relationship with Dr. Barnes, and why the he is considered one of the cornerstones of modernist art.
Members

Member Previews for From Today, Painting Is Dead

Thursday, February 21 – Saturday, February 23
As a member, see the world premiere of our photography exhibition before the public opening.
Free / Social

Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes: Eric Goldberg

Wednesday, January 17 – Monday, December 31
Eric Goldberg, selected for a residency as part of our Let's Connect exhibition, is offering printmaking demonstrations every Sunday.
Family / Social

Barnes Toddler Time

Thursday, February 21
Join us for a combination of storytime, art making, and movement activities just for kids ages 2–4 and their parents or caregivers.
Talks & Tours

Daily Highlights Tour

Wednesday, January 2 – Tuesday, December 31
This one-hour tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes.
Talks & Tours

Daily Premier Tour

Wednesday, January 2 – Tuesday, December 31
This 90-minute docent-led tour takes place while the Barnes is closed to the public.
Talks & Tours

Personalized Docent Tour

Wednesday, January 2 – Tuesday, December 31
A private one-hour tour for you and up to five guests during regular hours.
Talks & Tours

Afternoons with
the Art Team

Thursday, January 31 – Monday, February 25
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

Spotlight Tour: Matisse

Friday, February 1 – Thursday, February 28
This February, take a closer look at Henri Matisse's work, his relationship with Dr. Barnes, and why the he is considered one of the cornerstones of modernist art.

Upcoming

Talks & Tours

Special Exhibition Tour: From Today, Painting Is Dead

Wednesday, February 27 – Sunday, May 12
Learn about the innovative photographic processes being developed in the mid-19th century and the creative artists making their mark with the new medium.
Members

Members-Only Tours of From Today, Painting Is Dead

Wednesdays, February 27 – March 13, 2 – 3pm
A free members-only tour of our early photography exhibition.
Talks & Tours / Members

Spotlight Tour: Barnes in Bloom

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 31
This March, get inspired by nature and feel the power of flowers as we look at the most beautiful floral still lifes and lush landscapes in the collection.
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Black Pearl

Friday, March 1, 6 – 9pm
Now celebrating its tenth year, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra performs compositions by Mozart and Haydn.
Free / Family / Music / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: More Than Meets the Eye

Sunday, March 3, 10am – 5pm
Celebrate student projects that deconstruct and reconstruct Barnes masterworks. Plus, use your detective skills to solve a math mystery in the galleries!
Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Navajo Necklace and Earrings

Monday, March 4, 2 – 2:30pm
Hear the story behind these objects from Ramey Mize, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Lower Level Lobby

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

From Today, Painting Is Dead: Early Photography in Britain and France

February 24 – May 12, 2019
Featuring nearly 250 iconic pictures created between the 1840s and 1880s.
Upcoming Exhibition

I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola

June 30 – September 15, 2019
A selection of genre-defying works by the renowned video artist.