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Talks & Tours

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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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


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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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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Stroller Tour

Thursday, December 12, 10:30 – 11:15am

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

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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, 3 – 3:30pm

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.

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January Spotlight Tour: Wicked Paris: The Lure of Montmartre

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn about the revolutionary artists drawn to the bohemian neighborhood at the turn of the 20th century.

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February Spotlight Tour: Sacred Art from Antiquity to Modernity

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Explore religious and spiritual art in the collection, from ancient works to paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Pippin, and more.

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March Spotlight Tour: Artists and the French Riviera

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn why favorite artists in the Barnes collection were so captivated by the Côte d'Azur.

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Member Discussions: Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

Thursdays, March 5 and 19, 10 – 11am

Members are invited to join Ann Moss of the Barnes Art Team for an in-depth talk about our new exhibition on Marie Cuttoli.

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Lecture: Avis Berman “Missionaries of Impressionism: American Collectors of Renoir”

Saturday, March 14, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Writer and historian Avis Berman traces Renoir's legacy through his promoters and collectors, including Albert Barnes.