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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.

Current Exhibition

From Today, Painting Is Dead: Early Photography in Britain and France

Until May 12, 2019

Featuring nearly 250 iconic pictures created between the 1840s and 1880s.

Free / Social

Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes: Jonathan D. Pinkett

April – June 2019

Painter Jonathan D. Pinkett is our current artist-in-residence.

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

Special Exhibition Tour: From Today, Painting Is Dead

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn about the innovative photographic processes being developed in the mid-19th century and the creative artists making their mark with the new medium.

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

April Spotlight Tour: The Americans

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This April, find out more about the artists who brought modernism to America and Dr. Barnes’s relationship with them.


Talks & Tours / Members

Lecture: Makeda Best on the Origins of Social Reform Photography in America

Saturday, April 27, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Explore the early days of photography in the US with Makeda Best, a curator at Harvard Art Museums.

Talks & Tours / Special Offer

Gogh, Mom!

May 1 – 31

Happy Mother’s Day! Take your mom on a tour this May and we’ll treat her with a special gift.

Talks & Tours / Members

May Spotlight Tour: Renoir and His Women

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This May, discover the influence the women in Renoir’s life had on his career.

Members / Special Event!

Member Appreciation Days

Fridays in May

On Fridays in May, members get even more! Free talks and tours, plus extra discounts!


Member Appreciation Days: Conservation Talk with Barbara Buckley

Friday, May 3, 12 – 1pm

Exciting updates on conservation projects, including an in-depth look at the ongoing study and treatment of Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers.

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday!
Dan Blacksberg’s Freilachs Music

Friday, May 3, 6 – 9pm

Trombonist Dan Blacksberg's band plays old-world klezmer with a contemporary sound. Featuring trumpeter Susan Watts.

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.