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Permanent Collection

The Barnes Collection


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.

Current Exhibition

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

Until September 15, 2019

A selection of genre-defying works by the renowned video artist.

Current Exhibition

Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice

Until August 8, 2019

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

Free / Social

Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes: Leroy Johnson

July – September 2019

Mixed-media artist Leroy Johnson is our current artist-in-residence.

Talks & Tours / Members

July Spotlight Tour:
Van Gogh, Rousseau & Other Self-Taught Artists

Daily, 1 - 2pm

This month, discover artists in the collection who made their mark with little or no art school training.

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!

Free / Film

Screenings: I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like

Wednesdays, July 3 – September 11, 1 – 2:30pm

As part of this summer’s special exhibition on Bill Viola, we’re holding free weekly screenings of the artist’s 1986 feature-length work.

Talks & Tours / Members

Member Discussions: I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like

Wednesdays, July 10 and 17, 11am – noon

Members are invited to join Ann Moss of the Barnes Art Team for an in-depth talk about our new Bill Viola exhibition.

Family / Social

Barnes Toddler Time

Thursday, July 18

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


Member Orientation

Friday, July 19, 10 – 11am

New members are invited to learn more about the perks of membership at the Barnes.


Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Bill Viola’s The Greeting and Observance

Monday, July 22, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the stories behind the works from Barnes Art Team member Ann Moss. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

Talks & Tours / Members

August Spotlight Tour: Wondrous and Strange

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This August, enter the mysterious and dreamlike worlds of some of the most imaginative artists in the Barnes collection.

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Masters of Mallet Percussion

Friday, August 2, 6 – 9pm

An exciting evening of classical, jazz, and African music performed on mallet instruments by top percussionists from around the world.

Free / Family / Film / Music / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Summer Fun!

Sunday, August 4, 10am – 5pm

Camp-themed crafts and stories about adventure, plus a concert featuring vibraphones, marimbas, and other unusual percussion instruments.

Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk:
di Pietro’s Sienese Government Officials Receiving an Embassy

Monday, August 5, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Barnes research associate Amy Gillette. Free with admission; Room 23

Family / Talks & Tours

Stroller Tour

Thursday, August 8, 10:30 – 11:15am

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

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

30 Americans

October 27, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Painting, sculpture, and photography by influential contemporary African American artists.