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Explore Art Online

While our doors are closed, we invite you to stay connected with the Barnes through our many online resources.

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Barnes Takeout

Get your daily serving of art in our new YouTube series. In short videos, Barnes curators, scholars, and educators present off-the-cuff musings about some of their favorite works in the collection.

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Online Classes

This spring, we're offering a slate of new online courses to enjoy from home. There's a different course running every day of the week.



Since we can’t gather at the Barnes right now, we’re bringing the live performances and artist conversations to you on Instagram. Catch the next session on your mobile device Thursday, June 4, at 4pm.

Performers from past programs, like musician V. Shayne Frederick, are sharing their creative spirit.

Learn (ages 7 and up)

Barnes Art Adventures

Barnes Art Adventures is our new interactive educational program livestreaming on Designed by Barnes educators for grades 3 and up, the program brings art and artists directly to students.

Every week our educators are joined by talented guest artists. Watch live episodes Wednesdays at 11am on


Collection Online

We've updated our search! You can still browse objects by light, line, color, and space, inspired by Dr. Barnes's approach to looking at art. Now you can also search by artist, culture, year, and even gallery room.


Research Notes

We're always trying to learn more about our history and the art in our collection. Read about intriguing theories and recent discoveries from our team of curators, scholars, conservators, and archivists.

Learn about Violette de Mazia, a highly influential Barnes Foundation teacher, writer, editor, education director, and trustee.

Create (ages 3–12)

Family Art Time

Introducing at-home activity sheets. Kids and their adults can create art and learn from artists and objects in the Barnes collection.


Video Conference Backgrounds

Download one of our favorite paintings to use as your next video conference background. The images were chosen by our curatorial and education teams from more than 3,000 artworks in our online collection.

For your next virtual meeting or happy hour, bring the world-renowned Barnes collection right inside your home.

The Barnes from Home is an initiative of the Knight Center for Digital Innovation in Audience Engagement at the Barnes.