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Spotlight Tour: Pablo Picasso

Talks & Tours / Members

Wednesday, January 2 – Thursday, January 31

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Pablo Picasso. At the Theater (The Courtesan) (detail), 1901. BF177. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society, New York

$45; members free

Tours are daily from 1 to 2pm.

About the Tour

Each month, our Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist or theme, allowing for a deeper dive into specific areas of the collection. 

January is devoted to Pablo Picasso. Learn about the artist’s early days in bohemian Montmartre, Paris, while looking closely at stunning works from his blue and rose periods. Hear about Dr. Barnes’s opinions on Picasso and why he had his doubts about cubism.

Before and after the tour, you're invited to explore the collection galleries. 

Don't miss our February tour, spotlighting Henri Matisse. 

Picasso in Montmartre

The artist's groundbreaking style was inspired by his early days in Paris, but how did Dr. Barnes react to his later push toward cubism?

Pablo Picasso. Acrobat and Young Harlequin, 1905. BF382. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society, New York
Pablo Picasso. Young Woman Holding a Cigarette, 1901. BF318. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society, New York
Pablo Picasso. Composition: The Peasants, 1906. BF140. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society, New York
Pablo Picasso. Musical Instruments, 1915. BF560. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society, New York

More Tours at the Barnes

Daily Highlights Tour Weekdays: 11:30am and 1:30pm / Weekends: 11:30am and 1:30pm

This one-hour tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes. 

Includes access to the collection and special exhibition before and after tour. 

Weekdays: $35; members $17 / Weekends: $45; members $22 

 

Daily Premier Tour Wed – Mon, 4:30pm / Sat 10am

This intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, takes place while the Barnes is closed to the public. 

Includes pre-tour access to the collection and special exhibition, as well as a follow-up visit within two days. 

$50; members $25

 

Personalized Docent Tour Wed–Mon

A private one-hour tour for you and up to five guests during regular hours. Explore the Barnes with a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of your choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

Includes post-tour collection access.

Request tours at least one week in advance: email us or call 215.278.7035. $60 per person. Maximum tour size: 6. 

 

Stroller Tour Every second Thursday of the month, 10:30 – 11:15am

Our Stroller Tours make visiting the collection galleries less stressful for families. Open to parents and caregivers with babies up to 18 months in a stroller or baby wrap. 

Adults $10; babies free