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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.

Family / Social

Barnes Toddler Time

Thursday, June 20

Join us for a combination of storytime, art making, and movement activities just for kids ages 2–4 and their parents or caregivers.

Talks & Tours / Performance

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Kathryn Ott Lovell and Sherman Fleming

Tuesday, June 25, 5:30 – 7pm

An unconventional conversation about creativity, gender, and race where we bring the intriguing guests and you bring the questions.



Member Previews for I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like

Thursday, June 27 – Saturday, June 29

As a member, see the exhibition before the public opening.

Talks & Tours / Members

July Spotlight Tour:
Self-Taught Artists

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This month, discover artists in the collection who made their mark with little or no art school training.

Talks & Tours

In Focus Gallery Talk: Master of Riglos

Monday, July 1, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Barnes research associate Amy Gillette. Free with admission; Room 14

Free / Film

Screenings: I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like

Wednesdays, July 3 – September 11, 1 – 2:30pm

As part of this summer’s special exhibition on Bill Viola, we’re holding free weekly screenings of the artist’s 1986 feature-length work.

Nightlife / Film / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Erica Corbo: American Odyssey

Friday, July 5, 6 – 9pm

Musician and performance artist Erica Corbo leads a humorous and heartfelt dive into the American musical experience.

Free / Family / Film / Music / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Family Art Fest

Sunday, July 7, 10am – 5pm

Join us for all-ages art activities—sidewalk chalk, face painting, and more—and piano performances from the Philadelphia Jazz Project.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

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.

Upcoming Exhibition

30 Americans

October 27, 2019 – January 12, 2020

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