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Highlights Tour
Talks & Tours

Highlights Tour

Thursday–Monday, 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.

Private Collection Tours
Talks & Tours

Private Collection Tours

Thursday–Monday

Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes. This tour is a private one-hour experience for you and up to seven guests.

July Spotlight Tour: When Art Is Magic
Talks & Tours / Members

July Spotlight Tour: When Art Is Magic

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

This enchanted journey through the collection highlights our most spellbinding works.

August Spotlight Tour: When Art Is Magic
Talks & Tours / Members

August Spotlight Tour: When Art Is Magic

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

This enchanted journey through the collection highlights our most spellbinding works.

September Spotlight Tour: Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and <i>The Dance</i>
Talks & Tours / Members

September Spotlight Tour: Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and The Dance

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Tour our collection of paintings by Henri Matisse and learn how a visit to the Barnes collection was a pivotal moment in the artist's career.

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—Reflections on the Installation
Talks & Tours / Centennial

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—Reflections on the Installation

Saturday, September 10, 11am – noon

Featuring art historians Dario Gamboni and Martha Lucy, and moderated by Monique Scott, this candid discussion explores Dr. Barnes’s famously quirky ensembles.

Reading: Dario Gamboni on “Learning to See”
Talks & Tours

Reading: Dario Gamboni on “Learning to See”

Saturday, September 10, 1:30 – 2:30pm

The art historian reads from his 2019 book The Museum as Experience, which focuses on the Barnes Foundation as a collector's museum.

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—On Our Relationship with Lincoln University
Talks & Tours / Centennial

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—On Our Relationship with Lincoln University

Thursday, September 15, 6 – 7pm

Lincoln University president Brenda Allen and Barnes director Thom Collins explore the institutions' complicated history and promising future. Moderated by Roxanne Patel Shepalavy.

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—Close Looking at the Education Program
Talks & Tours / Centennial

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—Close Looking at the Education Program

Wednesday, September 21, 6 – 7pm

Rika Burnham and William Perthes discuss the “objective method” of looking at art developed by Albert Barnes in the 1920s and what we can learn from it now. Moderated by Monique Scott.

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—Reflections on Art and Social Justice
Talks & Tours / Centennial

Conversation: The Barnes Then and Now—Reflections on Art and Social Justice

Wednesday, September 28, 6 – 7pm

Jane Golden and Val Gay explore the egalitarian beliefs underpinning Albert Barnes’s creation of the Foundation in 1922. Moderated by Roxanne Patel Shepalavy.

October Spotlight Tour: Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and <i>The Dance</i>
Talks & Tours / Members

October Spotlight Tour: Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and The Dance

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Tour our collection of paintings by Henri Matisse and learn how a visit to the Barnes collection was a pivotal moment in the artist's career.