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The Barnes Collection


Explore paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and other artists, plus African sculpture, metalwork, and decorative arts. Try our new mobile guide!

Current Exhibition

30 Americans

Until January 12, 2020

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

Talks & Tours

Exhibition Tour: 30 Americans

November 1, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn more about the artists and artworks in 30 Americans.


Members-Only Tours: 30 Americans

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 18, 2 – 3pm

A free members-only tour of the groundbreaking special exhibition.

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!

Talks & Tours / Members

December Spotlight Tour: Cézanne—The Man and His Art

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This December, we’re looking closer at the life, work, and influence of the “father of modern art.”


Member Appreciation Days

Fridays in December

On Fridays in December, members get even more, including free talks and extra discounts!


Lecture: “Sitting Pretty: Renoir’s Women and the Art of Self-Adornment”

Friday, December 6, 12 – 1pm

This lively talk focuses on the intimate, modern scenes created by Renoir and his contemporaries.

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Elevate the Spirit

Friday, December 6, 6 – 9pm

Tenor Allen Pinkney, Jr., lends his voice to a dazzling variety of music, exploring its power to heal and elevate the human spirit.

Family / Talks & Tours

Stroller Tour

Thursday, December 12, 10:30 – 11:15am

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


Behind the Scenes: Special Exhibitions

Friday, December 13, 12 – 1pm

Associate curator Cindy Kang provides an inside look at the special exhibition process at the Barnes.


Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

Monday, December 16, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 2

Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: John Bankston’s Man’s Country I

Monday, December 16, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting in 30 Americans from Tamir Williams, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

Free / Talks & Tours

Artist Conversation: William Pope.L with Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Monday, December 16, 6 – 7pm

Performance artist William Pope.L joins 30 Americans curator Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw in conversation.

Family / Social

Barnes Toddler Time

Thursday, December 19

Join us for a combination of storytime, art making, and movement activities just for kids up to age 5 and their parents or caregivers.

Talks & Tours / Members

January Spotlight Tour: Wicked Paris: The Lure of Montmartre

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn about the revolutionary artists drawn to the bohemian neighborhood at the turn of the 20th century.

Nightlife / Music / Performance

First Friday! Argentine Tango

Friday, January 3, 6 – 9pm

Get ready to dance! Learn the basics of the Argentine tango and enjoy performances by world-class dancers.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Marie Cuttoli:
The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

February 23 – May 10, 2020

How one visionary woman revived the art of tapestry weaving for the modern era.

Upcoming Exhibition

Elijah Pierce’s America

June 14 – September 7, 2020

See life, faith, and politics through the eyes of an expert woodcarver.