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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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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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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Kathryn Ott Lovell and Sherman Fleming

Tuesday, June 25, 5:30 – 7pm

An unconventional conversation about creativity, gender, and race where we bring the intriguing guests and you bring the questions.

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July Spotlight Tour:
Self-Taught Artists

Daily, 1 – 2pm

This month, discover artists in the collection who made their mark with little or no art school training.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Master of Riglos

Monday, July 1, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Barnes research associate Amy Gillette. Free with admission; Room 14

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Member Discussions: I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like

Wednesdays, July 10 and 17, 11am – noon

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

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Stroller Tour

Thursday, July 11, 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: Severini’s Commedia dell’Arte

Monday, July 15, 2 – 2:30pm

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

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Curators in Conversation: Bill Viola

Tuesday, July 16, 6 – 7pm

Join three Philadelphia curators for a discussion about the artist’s exceptional work and career.

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Bill Viola’s The Greeting and Observance

Monday, July 22, 2 – 2:30pm

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

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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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In Focus Gallery Talk:
di Pietro’s Sienese Government Officials Receiving an Embassy

Monday, August 5, 2 – 2:30pm

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

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Veronese’s Baptism of Christ

Monday, August 19, 2 – 2:30pm

Hear the story behind the painting from Robin Craren, collections research coordinator at the Barnes. Free with admission; Room 14

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In Focus Gallery Talk: Bill Viola’s He Weeps for You and Ascension

Monday, August 26, 2 – 2:30pm

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

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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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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