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Thursday–Monday, 1pm


Vincent van Gogh. The Postman (Joseph-Étienne Roulin), 1889. Barnes Foundation, BF37. Public Domain.

Weekdays: $39; Weekends: $49; members free

About the Tour

Each month, Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist or theme, allowing for a deeper dive into specific areas of the collection.

For as long as there has been painting, there has been portraiture. From ancient times to today, portraits—no matter the subject—have revealed fundamental truths about humanity and identity. In this tour, we’ll explore the remarkable number and diversity of portraits in the Barnes collection, from the realism of Franz Hals to iconic and expressive works by Van Gogh, Matisse, Cézanne, and Soutine.

Includes access to the collection before and after the tour.

Please note: The second-floor galleries are closed through Sept. 13 for a floor refinishing project; however, some major works are on view in Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes, June 23–Sept. 8, in our Roberts Gallery.