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Talks & Tours

Highlights Tour

Daily, 11:30am, 1:30pm

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

Daily, 4:30pm; Saturdays, 10am

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

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Personalized Docent Tour

Available Daily

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

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Afternoons with
the Art Team

Ongoing

Join us for casual pop-up talks in the galleries led by our Art Team. Each talk focuses on a specific work of art—it’s a great way to explore the collection and learn something new!

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October Spotlight Tour: Picasso and Matisse, Friends and Rivals

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This October, learn about the complex relationship between these influential painters.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Seated Female Figure of the Sãdo’o Society

Monday, October 21, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the work from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 21

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Exhibition Tour: 30 Americans

November 1, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn more about the artists and artworks in 30 Americans.

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November Spotlight Tour: South of France—Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn about the importance of the region to favorite artists in the Barnes collection this November.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Xaviera Simmons’s One Day and Back Then

Friday, November 1, 3 – 3:30pm

Jon Isabelle Lynch, a PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, for a closer look at the photograph. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

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Conversation: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and David Driskell

Sunday, November 3, 1 – 2:30pm

Find out more about creating, collecting, and curating contemporary African American art with 30 Americans curator Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and scholar and artist David Driskell.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Matisse’s Moorish Woman

Monday, November 4, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 19

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Kerry James Marshall’s Vignette #10

Monday, November 11, 3pm – 3:30am

Hear the story behind the painting in 30 Americans from Jill Vaum, a PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

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Stroller Tour

Thursday, November 14, 10:30 – 11:15am

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

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Artist Conversation: Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis

Saturday, November 16, 11:30am – 12:30pm

A conversation between two influential artists who are also mother and son, moderated by scholar Li Sumpter.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: de Chirico’s Alexandros

Monday, November 18, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 18

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December Spotlight Tour: Cézanne—The Man and His Art

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This December, we’re looking closer at the life, work, and influence of the “father of modern art.”

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Panel Discussion: Philadelphia Jazz Stories

Sunday, December 1, 3 – 4pm

Learn about the new comic book inspired by the history of Philly jazz with its authors and illustrators.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Gozzoli’s Madonna and Child with Angels

Monday, December 2, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 19

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

Monday, December 16, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 2

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In Focus Gallery Talk: John Bankston’s Man’s Country I

Monday, December 16, 3pm – 3:30am

Hear the story behind the painting in 30 Americans from Tamir Williams, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

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Artist Conversation: William Pope.L with Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Monday, December 16, 6 – 7pm

Performance artist William Pope.L joins 30 Americans curator Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw in conversation.