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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!

Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and <i>The Dance</i>
Archives Exhibition

Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and The Dance

Until September 18, 2023

Historic photographs and letters reveal the story behind the monumental mural.

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.

Matisse in the Barnes
Talks & Tours / Centennial

Matisse in the Barnes

This Fall

We're presenting exclusive talks and events spotlighting Henri Matisse, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition Matisse in the 1930s.

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.

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 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 Shepelavy.

Upcoming

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.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: From the Heart
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: From the Heart

Sunday, October 2, 10am – 5pm

Join us for inspiring art and dynamic performances by New York dance ensemble Soles of Duende.

Members-Only Online Tour: Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and <i>The Dance</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and The Dance

Tuesday, October 4, 10 – 11am

Study paintings by Matisse and learn how The Dance reinvigorated the artist in the later years of his career.

First Friday! Daniel de Jesús and AFROTAINO Productions
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance / Centennial

First Friday! Daniel de Jesús and AFROTAINO Productions

Friday, October 7, 6 – 9pm

Cellist, composer, and visual artist Daniel de Jesús performs. Presented in partnership with AFROTAINO Productions.

Member Previews: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Members

Member Previews: Modigliani Up Close

Thursday–Saturday, October 13–15

As a member, see our latest exhibition before the public opening.

Members-Only Gallery Talk
Members

Members-Only Gallery Talk

Sunday, October 16, 10:15 – 11am

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

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.