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Special Exhibition Tour: Marie Cuttoli

Postponed

Learn more about the pioneering entrepreneur Marie Cuttoli and her textile work with Picasso, Léger, and other great modern artists.

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Highlights Tour

Postponed

This one-hour tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes.

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Premier Tour

Postponed

This 90-minute docent-led tour takes place while the Barnes is closed to the public.

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Personalized Docent Tour

Postponed

A private one-hour tour for you and up to five guests during regular hours.

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Slow Art Day 2020

Saturday, April 4, 11am – 12:30pm

Discover the joy of looking at art. Spend an hour examining works in the galleries, then join a discussion about your experience.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Demuth’s Three Figures in Water

Wednesday, April 8, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the work from Virginia Duncan, a graduate student in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania.

Free / Talks & Tours

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art—
Keynote Lecture

Thursday, April 9, 6:30 – 8pm

Jonathan D. Katz, a founding figure in queer art history, speaks on the relationship between the art world and the AIDS epidemic.

Free / Talks & Tours

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

Friday, April 10, 10am – 4:30pm

Discover current research in art history through presentations and moderated discussions.

Talks & Tours / Members

Matthew Affron: “Marie Cuttoli and the Making of Modern French Tapestry”

Saturday, April 11, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Modern art curator Matthew Affron discusses Marie Cuttoli's role in bringing modern art to the masses.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Myrbor’s Evening Dress

Wednesday, April 22, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the design from Anna Linehan, PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Cézanne’s Young Man and Skull

Wednesday, May 6, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Anna Linehan, doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 13

Family / Talks & Tours

Stroller Tour

Thursday, May 14, 10:30 – 11:15am

Our Stroller Tours make visiting our galleries less stressful for families with babies.

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Lecture & Book Signing: Jed Perl on Alexander Calder

Saturday, May 16, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Author and art critic Jed Perl discusses his new biography, Calder: The Conquest of Space.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: McCarthy’s Girl in Red Spotted Skirt

Wednesday, May 20, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Virginia Duncan, graduate student in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 17

Talks & Tours / Members

June Spotlight Tour: American Modern: Glackens, Prendergast, Hartley, Demuth

Postponed

Dr. Barnes collected works by a number of great American painters. Learn about his relationship with these artists and how they brought modernism to America.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Matisse’s The Music Lesson

Wednesday, June 3, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Anna Linehan, PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 19

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Kane’s Girl Coming Down Garden Steps

Wednesday, June 17, 3 – 3:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Virginia Duncan, graduate student in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 19

Family / Talks & Tours / Social

Saturday Family Art Labs

Coming this fall

Guided gallery visits and interactive art projects for kids ages 3 to 12 and their adults.