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Current Exhibition

Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders

Until October 2, 2017
Drawings, photos, costumes, sculptures, and more inspired by the artist’s collaboration with a community of North Philadelphia horsemen.
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.
Music / Performance

Barnes Ensemble Festival

Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, October 8
Young musicians from around the world will gather in Philadelphia to play at the Barnes Ensemble's premiere festival.

Opera Philadelphia Dinner

Monday, September 18 – Monday, September 25
Join us for an early dinner before enjoying Opera Philadelphia’s performance of The Wake World.​​​​
Nightlife / Music / Performance

Opera Philadelphia: The Wake World

Monday, September 18 – Monday, September 25
In a one-act opera inspired by Aleister Crowley’s ecstatic fairy tale "The Wake World," visitors will experience the Barnes collection like never before.

Parkway Plantings

Monday, September 25, 11am – noon
Tour the Parkway grounds and experience the exciting seasonal changes taking place among the flora at the Barnes.



Parkway Sculpture Walking Tour

Saturday, September 30, 9:45am – noon
This guided discussion of sculpture along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway examines two modes of public art: the memorial and the pure artwork.
Free / Family / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Free First Sunday: Celebrate!

Sunday, October 1, 10am – 5pm
Performers include the Cambodian Association, Olive Dance Theatre, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, The Renegade Company, and Sister Cities Girlchoir.
Talks / 5th Anniversary

Parkway Centennial Lecture: Architecture—Honoring a Legacy

Monday, October 2, 6:30 – 8pm
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the architects of the Barnes, talk about preserving an individual's legacy through architecture.
Talks / 5th Anniversary

Students and Alumni of the Barnes Foundation: Lecture and Brunch

Tuesday, October 3, 9:30am – noon
Talks by associate curator Cindy Kang and award-winning landscape designer W. Gary Smith will be followed by a festive brunch.
Free / 5th Anniversary

Barnes Classes Open House

Tuesday, October 3, 4 – 7pm
Explore the Barnes collection, and sample mini-classes in art and horticulture taught by our faculty.
Free / Music / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Open Rehearsal with the Barnes Ensemble

Wednesday, October 4, 10am – noon
Sit in on a rehearsal of the Barnes Ensemble, a cutting-edge contemporary music collective debuting at the Barnes on October 8.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Kiefer Rodin

November 17, 2017 – March 12, 2018
Works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, created in response to sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin.
Upcoming Exhibition

Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema

May 5 – September 3, 2018
Exploring the works of acclaimed director Jean Renoir and the influence of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his art and life.
Upcoming Exhibition

Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist

October 20, 2018 – January 14, 2019
The exceptional path of a woman who defied the social norms of her time to join the Parisian avant-garde.