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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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Special Exhibition Tour: From Today, Painting Is Dead

Daily, 1 – 2pm

Learn about the innovative photographic processes being developed in the mid-19th century and the creative artists making their mark with the new medium.

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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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April Spotlight Tour: The Americans

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This April, find out more about the artists who brought modernism to America and Dr. Barnes’s relationship with them.

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Lecture: Makeda Best on the Origins of Social Reform Photography in America

Saturday, April 27, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Explore the early days of photography in the US with Makeda Best, a curator at Harvard Art Museums.

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Gogh, Mom!

May 1 – 31

Happy Mother’s Day! Take your mom on a tour this May and we’ll treat her with a special gift.

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May Spotlight Tour: Renoir and His Women

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This May, discover the influence the women in Renoir’s life had on his career.

Free / Talks & Tours

5th Annual Violette de Mazia Lecture and Reception, in Memory of Richard J. Wattenmaker

Saturday, May 4, 11:30am – 2:30pm

Presentations from a biographer, a former student, an archivist, and a historian will shed light on Ms. de Mazia's life and legacy.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Rousseau’s Scouts Attacked by a Tiger

Monday, May 6, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Ramey Mize, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 14

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Stroller Tour

Thursday, May 9, 10:30 – 11:15am

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

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Scabello Side Chair

Monday, May 20, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the object from Z. Serena Qiu, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 8

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Lecture: Mary Morton on Corot’s Figures

Saturday, June 1, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Curator Mary Morton shares why master landscape painter Camille Corot deserves attention for his figure paintings as well.

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June Spotlight Tour: Modigliani and Soutine

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This June, learn about the friendship that grew between these modern artists while working in Paris.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Van Gogh’s Still Life

Monday, June 3, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the object from Ramey Mize, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 2

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Matisse’s Three Sisters with an African Sculpture

Monday, June 17, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the object from Z. Serena Qiu, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 19