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Camille Pissarro. Garden in Full Sunlight (detail), 1876. Barnes Foundation, BF324. 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.

Today, impressionist paintings are some of the best-known and best-loved works in the Barnes collection. But because of their age and charm, we forget that impressionism started as a radical break from tradition. It takes a leap of the imagination to realize just how avant-garde the movement was considered in its day, but impressionism—with its relaxed style, thicker paint, and brighter palette—revolutionized how people think about art. Learn more about Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and other painters pivotal to this first movement of modern art.

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.