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The Barnes Collection
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!

Marie Cuttoli: <br> The Modern Thread from Miró to Man&nbsp;Ray
Current Exhibition

Marie Cuttoli:
The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

Until August 23, 2020

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

The Barnes from Home
Online / Learn from Home

The Barnes from Home

Friday, March 20 – Thursday, December 31

Stay connected with the Barnes through our many online resources, detailed here.

#BarnesRollCall: Live Talks with Artists and Performers
Free / Talks & Tours / Performance / Online

#BarnesRollCall: Live Talks with Artists and Performers

Thursday, August 13, 4 – 4:45pm

We can't gather at the Barnes right now, so we're bringing live performances and conversations to you on Instagram!

Barnes from Home: Spotify Playlist
Free / Music / Online

Barnes from Home: Spotify Playlist

Ongoing

Enjoy staff-selected songs that bring masterpieces to mind.

Barnes from Home: Family Art Time
Free / Family / Online

Barnes from Home: Family Art Time

Ongoing

Kids and their adults can create art and learn from artists and objects in the Barnes collection.

Online Class: Protest, Politics, and the Public Monument
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Protest, Politics, and the Public Monument

Tuesdays, August 4–25, 1 – 3pm*

Explore controversial public monuments and the politics of race across American history.

Online Class: Decadence Through the Ages
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Decadence Through the Ages

Thursdays, August 6–27, 1 – 2:30pm*

In this team-taught course, we trace the visual representations of excess throughout art history.

Contemporary Art and Weaving with Diedrick Brackens and Erin M. Riley
Free / Talks & Tours / Online

Contemporary Art and Weaving with Diedrick Brackens and Erin M. Riley

Wednesday, August 5, 4 – 5pm

Join us for an online conversation with two textile artists live from their studios, followed by a Q&A. Moderated by Barnes associate curator Cindy Kang.

Upcoming

Online Class: Duchamp and Dada
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Duchamp and Dada

Tuesdays, September 8–29, 1 – 2:30pm*

Learn how Marcel Duchamp and his contemporaries questioned the very nature of art and its function in modern society.

Online Class: Collection Concentration: Dawn of Modernism in Europe and the US
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: Collection Concentration: Dawn of Modernism in Europe and the US

Tuesdays, September 8 – December 8, 1 – 4pm

This class explores the meaning of “modernism” and examines the relationship between painting, literature, and other media from the modern era.

Online Class: <br>The Traditions of Art
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class:
The Traditions of Art

Tuesdays, September 8 – December 8, 6 – 9pm

Study the ways in which artists draw upon earlier artistic traditions, focusing on the development of modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Online Class: The Gothic Cathedral
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: The Gothic Cathedral

Wednesdays, September 9–30, 1 – 2:30pm*

Explore famous cathedrals constructed in Europe from the 12th to 16th centuries, then take a close look at Gothic Revival buildings throughout Philadelphia.

Online Class: European Modernism and the Arts of Africa
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: European Modernism and the Arts of Africa

Wednesdays, September 9–30, 6 – 7:30pm*

What drew European artists and thinkers to African art? This class will confront challenging issues of identity, race, otherness, and supremacy head-on.

Online Class: Exploring the Barnes Collection: A Focus on the Body
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Exploring the Barnes Collection: A Focus on the Body

Thursdays, September 10–October 1, 4 – 5:30pm*

Study the human body's representation across art history in this team-taught course, part of a new series focusing on specific themes in the collection.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Elijah Pierce’s America
Upcoming Exhibition

Elijah Pierce’s America

September 27, 2020 – January 10, 2021

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