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PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Faces

Free / Family / Social / Performance

Sunday, December 5, 10am – 5pm


Baule peoples. Face Mask Surmounted by Miniature Masks (detail), late 19th century. A260

Free; registration required

About the Event

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Explore the faces in our collection and Suzanne Valadon exhibition—see how artists from all over the world show expressions in their work. Plus, take part in fun art activities and catch a dance performance by Kingsley Ibeneche.

The health and safety of our staff, visitors, and community is our priority. Please note that our visitor guidelines have changed, in keeping with current guidance from the City of Philadelphia.

What’s On

10am – 4pm

Art Activities

This month’s art activities explore the faces in our collection! See the shapes in cubist faces and create your own self-portrait puzzle. Perfect for the whole family—ages 2 and up.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Young Mother (detail), 1881. BF15. Public Domain.

10 am–4 pm

Eye Spy in the Galleries

I spy with my little eye . . . a nose! A mouth! Two brown eyes! This special Barnes Eye Spy adventure will have the whole family looking for faces in the collection. Earn a prize when you finish your search.

10:30 – 11am; 11:15 – 11:45am


Baby Wordplay brings stories and fun for ages 2 and up. This month’s tales teach all about expressions and emotions!

1pm; 2:30pm

Dance Performance

Nigerian American performing artist Kingsley Ibeneche combines his love of music and dance to advocate for social change. His works seek to connect the African people and the African diaspora through movement and sound.

Today’s dance performance is about acceptance—of self, love, truth, and responsibility. Follow his characters on a journey to find all the elements it takes to be human.