Barnes Foundation

During the month of September, the Barnes Foundation is taking a closer look at the impressionist movement.

Every third Thursday of the month, the Barnes presents a combination of storytime and art/movement activities just for kids ages 2–4 and their parents and caregivers. Bring your curious and imaginative toddlers to the museum to delve into art-related stories, art making, and movement activities, and to get an introduction to magical works in the […]

Every first Sunday of the month, the Barnes Foundation offers FREE admission! Visitors have access to the collection, our current exhibition, and all our family activities and entertainment. Fall is coming, and it’s time to refresh our minds and bodies! Stimulate your creativity through movement and art making.  Learn more at the BarnesFoundation.org

The Barnes is collaborating with Mural Arts Philadelphia to creatively reuse our former guest services center. The small structure, uniquely situated at the edge of our site, is an ideal place for art activations that function as a critical bridge to communities near us.

Savor this taste of Afro-Brazilian culture with Project Capoeira in collaboration with special guests Cleonice and Nildinha Fonseca and José Zé Ricardo Sousa directly from Bahia, Brazil. The ensemble will perform a colorful, crowd-pleasing repertoire of Afro-Brazilian folkloric dances such as orixás, Samba de Roda, and capoeira, the martial art that fuses rhythmic music with […]

In anticipation of the exhibition Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, the Barnes Foundation’s fifth Artist Bash features fierce women performing work that speaks to the power of nurturing community, advocating for immigration reform, bringing a private journey into the public arena, and celebrating artistic improvisation.  Learn more at the BarnesFoundation.org