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    The Barnes Foundation

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    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    The Barnes Foundation (barnesfoundation.org) 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, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Giorgio de Chirico; works by American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin, and Maurice Prendergast; old master paintings; important examples of African sculpture; Native American ceramics, jewelry, and textiles; decorative arts and ironwork; and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged in ensembles structured according to light, line, color, and space—principles that Dr. Barnes called “the universal language of art.”

     

    The Foundation’s programs include First Fridays, young professionals nights, tours, tastings, 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 studients on weekdays (with valid college 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.

    Events at The Barnes Foundation
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    April 13th, 2017 - October 13th, 2018
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    Resounding Voices Choral Series. Celebrate!
    The Barnes Foundation
    August 27th, 2017
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    Film. Moonrise Kingdom
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    August 28th, 2017
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    Tuesday Premier Tours
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 5th, 2016 - December 25th, 2018
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    First Friday! The Jōst Project
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    September 1st, 2017
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    Free First Sundays at the Barnes
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    September 4th, 2016 - December 3rd, 2017
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    Film. La Haine
    The Barnes Foundation
    September 4th, 2017
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    Family Tour: Highlights
    The Barnes Foundation
    September 10th, 2017 - September 17th, 2017
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    Open House: #BIKETOBARNES
    The Barnes Foundation
    September 14th, 2017
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    Artist Bash: Drivers of Social Change
    The Barnes Foundation
    September 15th, 2017
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    Opera Philadelphia: The Wake World
    The Barnes Foundation
    September 18th, 2017 - September 25th, 2017
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