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The Barnes from Home

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Explore Art Online

Stay connected with the Barnes from anywhere through our many online resources. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and inspiration.


Online Classes

Each month, we offer a slate of new online courses to enjoy from home.


Private Virtual Tours

Share the Barnes with your friends and family! Book a private docent-led virtual tour to explore the galleries from home. Email us to book.


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.


Barnes Takeout

Get bite-sized servings of art in our popular YouTube series, launched in the spring of 2020 during our closure due to COVID-19. In each episode, Barnes curators, scholars, and educators present short talks about some of their favorite works in the collection.


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.

Our newest entry looks at an Egyptian glass forgery.

Unidentified artist. Statuette of a Cow, 19th–20th century. A68. Public Domain.


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.