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PECO Free First Sunday Family Day

Free / Family / Online

February 7 – March 6, 2021


Henri Rousseau. The Rabbit’s Meal (detail), 1908. BF578. Public Domain.

Free; reservations required

At-Home Activities and Inspiration

We’re sharing this monthly offering to ensure you receive a cultural, creative, and artistic meal in one easy place! This month, explore the art of Henri Rousseau, create artwork, and enjoy the creative reflection on oatmeal with jazz musician Heru Shabaka-Ra, via our partner Philadelphia Contemporary. Available until March 6.

Creative Partner

Philadelphia Contemporary

Each month we’ll spotlight a partner to share their creative work and resilience. Today, we’re thrilled to highlight Talking Breakfast, a new online video series presented by Philadelphia Contemporary. This series invites extraordinary folks to film themselves making breakfast and talking about how they start the day. Talking Breakfast offers viewers a generous helping of real talk as musicians, poets, authors, chefs and other creatives share everything from family recipes to personal routines for getting in the headspace to create. Here, musician Heru Shabaka-Ra contemplates how preparing a meal can nourish the body and spirit.

Art Experiences

Henri Rousseau at Home

This month everything is coming up “Henri Rousseau”! Enjoy a short talk by our chief curator, a lesson by an art educator (15 and under), as well as an art activity for those with little ones at home. Get in where you fit in with three different ways to engage with this French artist within the Barnes collection.

Design Your Dream Garden
With inspiration from Rousseau, draw or use collage to create the garden of your dreams! (art project, ages 3–12. En Español)

Art Your Story
Take a deeper look at the work of French artist Henri Rousseau. We will explore his inspirations and technique in this 30 minute lesson. Online class, ages 15 and under. This lesson was recorded in October 2020, there is no live component.

Barnes Takeout: Art Talk on Rousseau's The Past and the Present, or Philosophical Thought
Cherish the old and celebrate the new… Gund Family Chief Curator Nancy Ireson explores an otherworldly painting by Henri Rousseau.

The Barnes from Home

Interested in more ways to stay connected with the Barnes? Learn more about online talks, classes, tours, and more. Explore the Barnes from home.

A Safe Visit

We’ve made changes to our procedures to ensure a safe, inspiring experience for all:

  • Timed ticketing is in effect to limit the number of visitors inside the building and help facilitate social distancing. Please arrive no more than five minutes ahead of your scheduled time.
  • All visitors over age of 2 are required to wear a mask or face covering.
  • Coat check will be available; however, to facilitate a contactless experience, guests should avoid bringing large bags. All bags are inspected at entry.
  • Find everything you need to know about your next visit here.