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The Barnes Collection
Permanent Collection

The Barnes Collection

Ongoing

Explore paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and other artists, plus African sculpture, metalwork, and decorative arts. Try our new mobile guide!

Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)
Current Exhibition

Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)

Until September 4, 2022

An immersive film installation exploring the relationship between Dr. Albert C. Barnes and famed philosopher and cultural critic Alain Locke.

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.

Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Art Education
Barnes100 / Centennial

Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Art Education

All year long

This year, we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Barnes Foundation with groundbreaking special exhibitions and innovative programs.

Member Introduction: <i>Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)</i>
Members

Member Introduction: Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)

Thursdays, June 23–September 1, 2 – 2:15pm

Enjoy a docent-led introduction to Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die) before viewing the video art exhibition.

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.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Between the Lines
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Between the Lines

Sunday, July 3, 10am – 5pm

This month, we celebrate reading, writing, and the new graphic novel BLAM! (Black Lives Always Mattered!).

Upcoming

Toddler Time
Family / Social

Toddler Time

Saturday, July 9, 10 – 11am

Toddler Time is back! Join us for art activities, stories, and an adventure through the galleries.

Online Member Orientation
Members

Online Member Orientation

Friday, July 15, 10:30 – 11:30am

New members are invited to join us online to learn more about the perks of membership at the Barnes.

Members-Only Online Tour: When Art Is Magic
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: When Art Is Magic

Tuesday, July 19, 10 – 11am

A virtual tour through the collection to see how artists like Cézanne, Seurat, and Pippin create their spellbinding works.

Members-Only Gallery Talk
Members

Members-Only Gallery Talk

Sunday, July 24, 10:15 – 11am

Each month, members of our Adult Education team present their ongoing research on the collection to members.

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.

First Friday! Omar’s Hat & BlackStar Film Festival
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Omar’s Hat & BlackStar Film Festival

Friday, August 5, 6 – 9pm

Enjoy an evening of art and live performances by the Philly music collective Omar's Hat.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Modigliani Up Close
UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Modigliani Up Close

October 16, 2022 – January 29, 2023

An in-depth exploration of how the iconic artist created his works over the course of his career.