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Barnes in Bloom

Talks & Tours / Special Event

Throughout March


Henri Edmond Cross. Two Women by the Shore, Mediterranean (detail), 1896. BF436. Public Domain.

About the Event

The Barnes is in bloom! This month, we have a bouquet of nature-themed events, programs, and activities to get you in the mood for spring and the Philadelphia Flower Show.

What’s On

March 4 – 12, 11am – noon

Collection Tour: Masterpieces of Nature

Explore lush landscapes and floral still lifes by favorite artists in the collection.

Paul Cézanne. Bibémus, 1894–95. BF218. Public Domain.

Wednesday, March 8

Barnes in Bloom Luncheon

Take a self-guided tour while we’re closed to the public, then enjoy a seasonal, locally sourced lunch by Constellation Culinary Group.

Vincent van Gogh. Still Life, 1888. BF928. Public Domain.

Free with Admission

Self-Guided Mobile Tour

Use your smartphone to explore paintings about the natural world by Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, Soutine, Monet, and many others. Access the Masterpieces of Nature mobile tour on your device to learn more while you self-tour the galleries. Share pictures of favorite works and tag us on Instagram @barnesfoundation #BarnesinBloom.

Henri Rousseau. Monkeys and Parrot in the Virgin Forest, c. 1905–6. BF397. Public Domain.

Floral Finds

The Barnes Shop

During your visit, browse the Barnes Shop for unique products and take a little piece of the Barnes home with you.

Get inspired with the Matisse-inspired bouquet kit.