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Permanent Collection

The Barnes Collection

Ongoing

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!

Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and <i>The Dance</i>
Archives Exhibition

Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and The Dance

Until September 18, 2023

Historic photographs and letters reveal the story behind the monumental mural.

Modigliani Up Close
CURRENT EXHIBITION

Modigliani Up Close

Until January 29, 2023

An in-depth exploration of how the iconic artist created his works over the course of his career.

Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Art Education
Barnes100 / Centennial

Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Art Education

All year long

This year, we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Barnes Foundation with groundbreaking special exhibitions and innovative programs.

Matisse in the Barnes
Talks & Tours / Centennial

Matisse in the Barnes

This Fall

We're presenting exclusive talks and events spotlighting Henri Matisse, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition Matisse in the 1930s.

Highlights Tour
Talks & Tours

Highlights Tour

Thursday–Monday, 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.

Private Collection Tours
Talks & Tours

Private Collection Tours

Thursday–Monday

Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes. This tour is a private one-hour experience for you and up to seven guests.

Private Exhibition Tours: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Talks & Tours

Private Exhibition Tours: Modigliani Up Close

Daily, through January 29, 2023

Take a private, docent led tour of the exhibition for a close look at Amedeo Modigliani’s unique style, working methods, and materials.

Exhibition Tour: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Talks & Tours

Exhibition Tour: Modigliani Up Close

Daily, through January 29, 2023
11:30am & 1pm

Take a closer look at Amedeo Modigliani’s style, working methods, and materials.

Members-Only Tour: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Members

Members-Only Tour: Modigliani Up Close

Mondays, November 28 – January 23, 12 – 1pm

An exclusive, docent-led tour of the groundbreaking special exhibition.

December Spotlight Tour: Modigliani and Soutine: A Surprising Friendship
Talks & Tours / Members

December Spotlight Tour: Modigliani and Soutine: A Surprising Friendship

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Learn about the relationship that grew between these modern artists while living and working in Paris.

Member Appreciation Days
Members / Special Event

Member Appreciation Days

Fridays in December

This December, members get even more—join us for exclusive talks, plus extra discounts.

Members-Only Online Tour: Modigliani and Soutine
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Modigliani and Soutine

Tuesday, December 6, 10 – 11am

Learn about the relationship that grew between these modern artists while living and working in Paris.

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Modigliani Up Close

Wednesday, December 7, 2 – 3pm

Explore Modigliani's unique style, working methods, and materials in this exclusive virtual tour.

John Dowell: <i>A Public Intimate Space</i>
Nightlife / Music / Performance

John Dowell: A Public Intimate Space

Thursday, December 8, 7 – 8:30pm

An immersive performance piece by artist John E. Dowell with choreographer Zane Booker and composer Maya Miro Johnson.

Member Appreciation Talk: Emily Braun on Cubist Collage and Trompe l’Oeil
Members

Member Appreciation Talk: Emily Braun on Cubist Collage and Trompe l’Oeil

Friday, December 9, 12 – 1pm

Join the art historian for a discussion about the trompe l’oeil tradition and the development of cubist collage.

Upcoming

Toddler Time
Family / Social

Toddler Time

Saturday, December 10, 10 – 11am

Toddler Time is back! Join us for art activities, stories, and an adventure through the galleries.

Online Member Orientation
Members

Online Member Orientation

Friday, December 16, 10:30 – 11:30am

Join Barnes staff online for a chat about membership at the Foundation and program benefits.

Member Appreciation Talk: Cathy Corbett on Modigliani’s Sculpture
Members

Member Appreciation Talk: Cathy Corbett on Modigliani’s Sculpture

Friday, December 16, 12 – 1pm

Learn about the years Modigliani’s spent as a sculptor in Paris and how they affected his work as a painter.

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Modigliani Up Close

Wednesday, December 21, 2 – 3pm

Explore Modigliani's unique style, working methods, and materials in this exclusive virtual tour.

January Spotlight Tour: Modigliani and Soutine: A Surprising Friendship
Talks & Tours / Members

January Spotlight Tour: Modigliani and Soutine: A Surprising Friendship

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Learn about the relationship that grew between these modern artists while living and working in Paris.

Members-Only Evening Tour: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Members

Members-Only Evening Tour: Modigliani Up Close

Thursday, January 5, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Take a close look at Amedeo Modigliani’s unique style and working methods in this exclusive after-hours tour.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Remember
Upcoming Exhibition

Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Remember

March 5 – May 21, 2023

A cross-generational dialogue featuring two of South Africa’s most acclaimed contemporary artists.