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Daily, 1 – 2pm


Henri Matisse. The Venetian Blinds (detail), 1919. BF897. © 2020 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

$35 weekdays; $45 weekends; members free

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.

Artists have long been drawn to the southern coast of France, embracing its history and myth, translating its luminous light and color into paint. This March, learn about the French Riviera and favorite artists in the Barnes collection, including Cézanne's connection to Aix-en-Provence, Matisse’s Nice period, Renoir’s farmhouse in Cagnes-sur-Mer, and Van Gogh’s dream of an artist’s colony in Arles.

Before and after the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection and the Marie Cuttoli exhibition.

Special Spring Offer

Show your 2020 Flower Show ticket or PHS member ID on-site to save $5 on this Riviera-themed tour.*

*$5 off Barnes adult admission or Spotlight Tour: Artists and the French Riviera can be redeemed by presenting a 2020 Flower Show ticket or valid PHS member ID at the Barnes. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer valid March 2–30, 2020.

The French Riviera

Explore France’s Mediterranean coast through the work of favorite artists in the collection.

Paul Cézanne. Bibémus Quarry, c. 1895. BF34. Public Domain.

Henri Matisse. The Sea Seen from Collioure, 1906. BF73. © 2020 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Bathing Group, 1916. BF709. Public Domain.

Vincent van Gogh. Still Life, May 1888. BF928. Public Domain.