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The Barnes Collection
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The Barnes Collection

Ongoing

See art differently. Explore paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and other artists beside African sculpture, metalwork, and decorative arts. Try our mobile guide!

Education & Empowerment: Scholarship Recipients at the Barnes Foundation, 1927–1949
Archives Exhibition

Education & Empowerment: Scholarship Recipients at the Barnes Foundation, 1927–1949

Until September 16, 2024

Explore the experiences of four scholars whose research was supported by the Barnes Foundation—from art history to medicine.

Highlights Tour
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 Tour
Tours

Private Collection Tour

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.

May Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh
Tours

May Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Look closely at collection works that use a variety of techniques to create meaningful narratives.

Member Appreciation Days
Members / Special Event

Member Appreciation Days

Fridays in May

This May, members get even more—join us for exclusive talks and extra discounts.

Upcoming

June Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh
Tours

June Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Look closely at collection works that use a variety of techniques to create meaningful narratives.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Cultivating Culture
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Cultivating Culture

Sunday, June 2, 10am – 5pm

Enjoy fun art activities, free access to the collection, and special performances that celebrate cultural traditions in Philadelphia.

Artist Conversation: Mark Thomas Gibson
Talks

Artist Conversation: Mark Thomas Gibson

Tuesday, June 4, 6 – 7pm

The artist and educator discusses his creative process and his work with the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora.

First Friday: Guachinangos and Philadelphia Latino Arts & Film Festival
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday: Guachinangos and Philadelphia Latino Arts & Film Festival

Friday, June 7, 6 – 9pm

Enjoy an evening of art, live music, film, and cocktails at our monthly First Friday mixer, presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Latino Arts & Film Festival.

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes Collection
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: The Barnes Collection

Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 – 6:30pm

This exclusive online tour offers members up-close views of favorite artworks.

Member Orientation
Members

Member Orientation

Friday, June 14, 10 – 11:30am

New members are invited to learn more about the perks of membership at the Barnes.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes
Upcoming Exhibition

Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

June 23 – September 8, 2024

Experience a fresh perspective on two important modern painters.

Visions
Upcoming Exhibition

Visions

July 5 – August 26, 2024

Works created by artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Guild program and SCI Phoenix.

Mickalene Thomas:<br>All About Love
Upcoming Exhibition

Mickalene Thomas:
All About Love

October 20, 2024 – January 12, 2025

The first major international tour on Thomas’s pioneering work.