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The Barnes Collection
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The Barnes Collection

Ongoing

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.

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.

March Spotlight Tour: Renoir and Women
Tours

March 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.

United by Art: Celebrating the Philadelphia Flower Show
Tours / Special Event

United by Art: Celebrating the Philadelphia Flower Show

Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 10

Visit our box office with your Flower Show ticket or PHS membership card to save on admission and tours.

February Spotlight Tour: Paul Cézanne: His Art, His Life
Tours

February Spotlight Tour: Paul Cézanne: His Art, His Life

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

This February, we’re looking closer at the life, work, and influence of the “father of modern art.”

Members-Only Gallery Talk: Pippin’s <i>Giving Thanks</i>
Members

Members-Only Gallery Talk: Pippin’s Giving Thanks

Sunday, February 25, 10:15 – 11am

Each month, members of our education, research, and curatorial teams present exclusive talks to members. Today, Alison Boyd discusses Horace Pippin in Room 12.

Members-Only Online Tour: Paul Cézanne: His Art, His Life
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Paul Cézanne: His Art, His Life

Tuesday, February 27, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to an exclusive online collection tour focused on works by Paul Cézanne.

Member Previews: <i>Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me</i>
Members

Member Previews: Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Thursday–Saturday, February 29–March 2

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

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art—Keynote Lecture
Free / Talks

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art—Keynote Lecture

Thursday, February 29, 6:30 – 8pm

Professor Pamela M. Lee delivers this year's opening lecture, “Eli Whitney, Serial Artist.”

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
Free / Talks

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

Friday, March 1, 9:30am – 4pm

Discover current research in art history through presentations and moderated discussions.

First Friday: Denise King
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday: Denise King

Friday, March 1, 6 – 9pm

The Philly singer celebrates some of the great women of jazz.

First Friday with AIGA Philadelphia
Nightlife / Social / Special Event

First Friday with AIGA Philadelphia

Friday, March 1, 6 – 9pm

Join fellow creative professionals for an evening of networking and inspiration at the Barnes.

Curator Talk: <i>Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me </i>
Talks

Curator Talk: Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Saturday, March 2, 1 – 2pm

Join curator Katy Wan for an enlightening preview of our latest exhibition.

Upcoming

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Art of Math
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Art of Math

Sunday, March 3, 9am – 5pm

Learn about how artists use math in their work with fun art activities. See creative student projects and our newest exhibition.

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

Exhibition Tour: Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Thursday–Monday, beginning March 7, 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, beginning March 7, 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.

In Focus Gallery Talk: German Master’s <i>Last Supper</i>
Talks

In Focus Gallery Talk: German Master’s Last Supper

Monday, March 11, 3 – 3:30pm

An in-depth discussion about the medieval painting with Penn PhD candidate Elliot Mackin. Free with admission; Room 4

ARTZ @ The Museum
Tours

ARTZ @ The Museum

Wednesday, March 13, 1:30 – 2:30pm

This program provides free access to the Barnes for people living with dementia and their care partners.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me
Upcoming Exhibition

Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

March 3 – May 19, 2024

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

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.