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Spotlight Tour: Modigliani and Soutine

Talks & Tours / Members

Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 31

Chaim Soutine. The Pastry Chef (detail), c. 1919. BF442. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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

Tours are daily from noon to 1pm.

About the Tour

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

March is devoted to Modigliani and Soutine! Known for his freewheeling bohemian lifestyle, Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani developed a radical approach to painting the human figure inspired by African sculpture. His friendship with Chaim Soutine, the struggling Lithuanian artist, began when the two were living in Paris’s Montparnasse neighborhood. Come learn about these two colorful characters and their contributions to early-20th-century modernism.  

After the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection galleries.
Next up: April puts the spotlight on the Americans.

Get Up Close with Works by Modigliani and Soutine

Learn more about the artists’ friendship and the very different ways they approached visual representation.

Chaim Soutine. Woman with Round Eyes, c. 1919. BF193. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Chaim Soutine. The Pastry Chef, c. 1919. BF442. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Amedeo Modigliani. Beatrice, 1916. BF361. Public Domain.
Amedeo Modigliani. Boy in Sailor Suit, 1917. BF369. Public Domain.

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