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The Barnes Collection
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The Barnes Collection

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

Education & Empowerment: Scholarship Recipients at the Barnes Foundation, 1927–1949
Archives Exhibition

Education & Empowerment: Scholarship Recipients at the Barnes Foundation, 1927–1949

Until August 15, 2024

Explore the experiences of four scholars whose research was supported by the Barnes Foundation—from art history to medicine.

Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me
Current Exhibition

Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Until May 19, 2024

Discover the influential figure who shaped the photography and graphic design of the 20th century.

Highlights Tour
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 Tour
Tours

Private Collection Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour: <i>Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me</i>
Tours

Exhibition Tour: Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Trace the indelible mark that Brodovitch left on a generation of artists, designers, and publishers.

Private Exhibition Tour: <i>Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me</i>
Tours

Private Exhibition Tour: Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Thursday–Monday, 10am, 11am, 2pm

This tour is a private one-hour experience for up to seven guests.

Members-Only Tour: <i>Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me</i>
Members

Members-Only Tour: Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Thursdays, March 7 – May 16, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to exclusive tours of Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me in the Roberts Gallery.

April Spotlight Tour: Renoir and Women
Tours

April Spotlight Tour: Renoir and Women

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Learn how the women in Renoir’s life influenced his career and found their way onto his canvases.

Slow Art Day 2024
Talks

Slow Art Day 2024

Saturday, April 13, 11am – 12:30pm

Discover the joy of looking at art. Spend an hour examining works in the galleries, then join a discussion about your experience.

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Wednesday, April 17, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to an exclusive online tour of Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me.

Upcoming

Members-Only Gallery Talk: The Pastels of Edgar Degas
Members

Members-Only Gallery Talk: The Pastels of Edgar Degas

Sunday, April 21, 10:15 – 11am

Each month, our education, research, and curatorial teams present exclusive talks to members. Today, gallery specialist Liam Murphy-Torres provides a close look at works by Degas.

Online Member Orientation
Members

Online Member Orientation

Friday, April 26, 10:30 – 11:30am

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

May Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh
Tours

May Spotlight Tour: When Paintings Tell Stories—El Greco to Pippin to Van Gogh

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

Look closely at collection works that use a variety of techniques to create meaningful narratives.

Member Appreciation Days
Members / Special Event

Member Appreciation Days

Fridays in May

This May, members get even more—join us for exclusive talks and extra discounts.

Member Appreciation Talk: André Dombrowski on Monet
Members

Member Appreciation Talk: André Dombrowski on Monet

Friday, May 3, 12 – 1pm

Learn how Claude Monet represented time in his groundbreaking works.

First Friday: Ben O’Neill
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday: Ben O’Neill

Friday, May 3, 6 – 9pm

The Philadelphia guitarist and singer-songwriter performs new music tonight.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes
Upcoming Exhibition

Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes

June 23 – September 8, 2024

Experience a fresh perspective on two important modern painters.

Mickalene Thomas:<br>All About Love
Upcoming Exhibition

Mickalene Thomas:
All About Love

October 20, 2024 – January 12, 2025

The first major international tour on Thomas’s pioneering work.