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Spotlight Tour: Barnes in Bloom

Talks & Tours / Members

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 31

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Bouquet of Roses (detail), c. 1882. BF538. 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.

This March, the Barnes is in full bloom. We’re taking a closer look at floral still lifes and landscapes in the collection. See how nature and the power of flowers inspired artists to create vastly different works.

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

PHS members and 2019 PHS Flower Show attendees enjoy $5 off. Just show your member ID or Flower Show ticket on-site.

Don't miss our April tour, all about the American artists in the collection.

Barnes in Bloom

Take in a breath of spring this March.

Vincent van Gogh. Still Life, May 1888. BF928. Public Domain.
Henri Matisse. Flower Piece, between mid-May 1906 and April 1907. BF205. ©2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society, New York
John Kane. Children Picking Daisies, 1931. BF1151. ©2019 Estate of John Kane
Alfred Henry Maurer. Hills, c. 1908. BF2547. Public Domain.
William James Glackens. Zinnias in a Striped Blue Vase, c. 1915. BF2069. ©2019 Estate of William James Glackens
Camille Pissarro. Garden in Full Sunlight, 1876. BF324. 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