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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.


Upcoming Exhibition

30 Americans

October 27, 2019 – January 12, 2020

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

Past Exhibitions


Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice

July 11 – August 8, 2019

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


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.


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

February 23 – May 12, 2019

Featuring nearly 250 iconic pictures created between the 1840s and 1880s.

Archives Exhibition

Shadow on Her Sunshine: Albert Barnes and Georgia O’Keeffe

November 7, 2018 – July 2, 2019

A look at the fascinating correspondence between Albert Barnes and Georgia O’Keeffe.


Berthe Morisot:
Woman Impressionist

October 21, 2018 – January 14, 2019

The exceptional path of a woman who defied the social norms of her time to join the Parisian avant-garde.


Philadelphia Museum of Dance

October 6, 2018

A one-day exhibition of live dance at the Barnes Foundation