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August Spotlight Tour: Wondrous and Strange

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This August, enter the mysterious and dreamlike worlds of some of the most imaginative artists in the Barnes collection.

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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

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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September Spotlight Tour: Pissarro and Friends

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This month, learn about Camille Pissarro’s relationships with fellow impressionists and his enduring influence.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Bill Viola’s Pneuma

Monday, September 2, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the work from Barnes Art Team member Ann Moss. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Braun’s Cupboard

Monday, September 9, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the object from Robin Craren, collections research coordinator at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 18

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Stroller Tour

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

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

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Lecture: Cindy Kang on Pierre Bonnard

Saturday, September 14, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Barnes associate curator Cindy Kang will discuss the artist’s practice of working in multiple media.

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In Focus Gallery Talk:
de Chirico’s The Mysterious Swan

Monday, September 23, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 23

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Metalworks

Monday, October 7, 2 – 2:30pm

Learn about the metalworks in the Main Gallery from Amy Gillette, research associate at the Barnes. Free with admission; Main Gallery

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Lecture: Anne Monahan on Horace Pippin

Saturday, October 12, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Scholar Anne Monahan views the self-taught painter’s meteoric rise through a segregated art world.

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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 – September 12, 2020
Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn more about the artists and artworks in 30 Americans.

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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 doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Roberts Gallery

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Artist Conversation: Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis

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

A lively 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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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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Artist Conversation: William Pope.L with Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Monday, December 16, 11:30am – 12:30pm

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

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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