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Spotlight Tour: The Americans

Talks & Tours / Members

Sunday, April 1 – Monday, April 30

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Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Idyl, c. 1912–1915. BF113. Public Domain.

$45; members $22 (free on Member Thursdays)

Tours are daily from noon to 1pm.

About the Tour

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

April is devoted to American artists. Nearly a quarter of all the paintings collected by Albert Barnes were created by Americans, among them William Glackens, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, and Charles and Maurice Prendergast. Learn about Dr. Barnes’s relationship with these artists, and why his collection of European modernism was so important to their creative development. 

After the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection galleries. 

Next up in our Spotlight Tour series.

Get Up Close with Works by American Artists

Find out more about the artists who brought modernism to America.

Charles Demuth. Piano Mover's Holiday, 1919. BF339. Public Domain.
William James Glackens. Race Track, 1908–1909. BF138. Public Domain.
Horace Pippin. Supper Time, c. 1940. BF985. Public Domain.
Marsden Hartley. Movement, Bermuda, 1916. BF465. In Copyright.

More Tours at the Barnes

Daily Highlights Tour Weekdays 11am – noon / weekends 10 – 11am, 11am – noon

This one-hour, docent-led tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes. Includes post-tour collection access. 

$45; members $22

Daily Premier Tour Wed – Mon, 4:30 – 6pm

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

$60; members $30

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