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Spotlight Tour: The Americans

Talks & Tours / Members

Monday, April 1 – Monday, April 29

William James Glackens. The Bathing Hour, Chester, Nova Scotia (detail), 1910. BF149. Public Domain.

$35 weekdays; $45 weekends; 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.

April is devoted to the American artists in the Barnes collection. Nearly a quarter of all the paintings collected by Albert Barnes were created by American artists, among them Marsden Hartley, William Glackens, Charles Demuth, and Charles and Maurice Prendergast. Learn about Dr. Barnes’s relationship with these great artists, and how they brought modernism to America.

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

Stay tuned—we’ll announce the topic of our May tour in mid-April.

The Americans

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

Marsden Hartley. Movement, Bermuda, 1916. BF466. Public domain.
Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Idyl, c. 1912–1915. BF113. Public Domain.
Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks, 1942. BF990. In Copyright.
Alfred Henry Maurer. Hills, c. 1908. BF2547. Public Domain.
Charles Demuth. Two Acrobats in Red Tights, 1917. BF736. Public Domain.

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 before and after tour. 

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

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

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, 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