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Saturday, December 1 – Monday, December 31

Vincent van Gogh. The Postman (detail), 1889. BF37. Public Domain.

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

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.

This December, we're looking at four major post-impressionist artists: Paul Cézanne, whose attention to structure bridged the gap between impressionism and modernism; Georges Seurat, whose art was based on theories of light and optics; and Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, who drew on memories and emotions to create their highly personal artworks. As Gauguin said, "I shut my eyes in order to see."

Before and after the tour, you're invited to explore the collection galleries and the special exhibition Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist.

In January we're spotlighting Pablo Picasso.

The Post-Impressionists

These boundary-pushing painters dramatically influenced generations of artists, creating a bridge to modern art.

Paul Cézanne. Rocks and Trees, c. 1904. BF286. Public Domain.
Paul Gauguin. Mr. Loulou, 1890. BF589. Public Domain.
Georges Seurat. Models, 1886–1888. BF811. Public Domain.
Vincent van Gogh. Houses and Figure, 1890. BF136. Public Domain.

More Tours at the Barnes

Daily Highlights Tour Weekdays: 11:30am and 1:30pm / Weekends: 10am, 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. 

$45; members $22


Daily Premier Tour Wed – Mon, 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 and special exhibition, as well as a follow-up visit within two days. 

$60; members $30


Special Exhibition Tour Wed–Mon, 1pm and 2pm

Take an in-depth one-hour tour of Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist to learn more about Berthe Morisot's iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.

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

$45; members $22


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.

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


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