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    The Barnes Foundation

    The Barnes Foundation

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Thursday April 13th 2017 to Saturday October 13th 2018

    • Sundays

      10am to 5pm

    • Mondays

      10am to 5pm

    • Wednesdays

      10am to 5pm

    • Thursdays

      10am to 5pm

    • Fridays

      10am to 5pm

    • Saturdays

      10am to 5pm

    The Barnes Foundation ( was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the world’s finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern paintings. The Foundation’s programs include First Fridays, Young Professionals Nights, tours, and family programs, as well as Barnes-de Mazia Education Program courses and workshops. These programs advance the Foundation’s mission through progressive, experimental, and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

    The Barnes Foundation offers free admission to all on the first Sunday of the month and now has free general admission for college, university, and graduate students on weekdays (with valid school ID). Teachers of grades kindergarten through 12 at the School District of Philadelphia or city parochial schools will receive free admission on Sundays with a valid, school-issued ID.
    Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)

    Assistive listening devices amplify and clarify sound by cutting down or eliminating ambient noise. Anyone with or without a hearing aid may use the device in the auditorium and with the Collection Gallery audio tour. Headsets and t-coil loops are distributed free of charge on a first come, first served basis at the audio tour distribution location or by request to a Visitor Services Assistant.


    The entire facility is accessible to individuals using standard-sized wheelchairs. Because of the small size of the galleries, some larger mobility devices may not be accommodated in all Collection Gallery spaces. Please call 215.278.7200 or e-mail for more information about specific access concerns.

    A limited number of standard manual wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis at the Guest Services Center on 20th Street. Wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance. It is strongly recommended that patrons who do not normally use a wheelchair bring a companion to assist them in maneuvering around the Collection Gallery and into auditorium seating.


    Designated parking for vehicles bearing handicapped stickers or license plates, including van-accessible parking, is first come, first served in the Barnes Foundation parking lot on Pennsylvania Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets.

    Restroom Facilities

    Visitors who require special facilities will find wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the Lower Level and in the Garden Restaurant.

    Sign Language Interpreters

    Sign language interpreters are available for lectures, workshops, special events, and reserved docent tours. Request a sign language interpreter at least three weeks prior to the reserved date; call 215.278.7200 or e-mail

    Visitors requesting a sign language interpreter must have booked advance tickets for gallery admission or for any ticketed event. Members requesting a sign language interpreter should reserve advance member tickets for the date requested. Requests for sign language interpreters are subject to the availability of an interpreter.

    Closed Captioning

    Open or closed captioning is available in connection with most film and video presentations, including the visitor orientation film playing on loop in the first-floor classroom of the Collection Gallery.

    Transcripts and Large Print

    Collection Gallery audio tours, including the family tour, are available to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals as written transcripts. Transcripts are available in large-print format for individuals with low vision. Ask a Visitor Services Assistant for transcripts and large-print versions.

    Service Animals

    Well-behaved service animals are welcome. No pets or other animals are permitted.

    Educational Programs

    The Barnes Foundation is committed to making its educational programs available to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in enrolling in any educational program held at the Philadelphia campus and you use a mobility device or require an accommodation to participate in the program, please call 215.278.7314 to discuss how the Barnes Foundation can meet your needs.

    Additional Information

    For more information about accessibility or to request accommodations, please call 215.278.7200 or e-mail
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