About the Tour
Check out our new Spotlight Tour! Each month, we focus on a different artist or theme, allowing for a deeper dive into specific areas of the collection.
February is devoted to Matisse! Albert Barnes collected an astounding 59 works by this radical French painter and even commissioned him to create something specifically for his galleries. Come learn about Matisse’s life, his relationship with Dr. Barnes, and why the artist is considered one of the cornerstones of 20th-century modernism.
After the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection galleries.
Get Up Close with Works by Matisse
Find out more about the artist's life, famous works, and creative evolution.
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
Kiefer Rodin Tour Weekdays 1 – 2pm
Tour our special exhibition, featuring new works by contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer created in response to the sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin. Learn about their shared sources of inspiration and devotion to the creative process. Includes collection access.
$40; members free
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