There is nowhere else like the Barnes. 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 founder Albert Barnes called “the universal language of art.”
“The greatest private collection of post-impressionist and early modern art in America.” -The EconomistBook TicketsLearn More
This fall, the Barnes Foundation welcomed its one millionth visitor since its move to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 2012! A million thanks to you for fueling our mission to provide barrier-free access to art.
Imagine world-renowned galleries or a breathtaking arboretum as your classroom. Hone your visual and analytical skills, and exchange ideas under the direction of prestigious instructors. Learn more about courses and workshops in art and horticulture, and discover how a Barnes education can be something you’ll use your whole life. All levels welcome.
Get a glimpse into the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Barnes at their original estate and garden in Merion. The Arboretum is currently closed for the winter, but will reopen to the public in the spring of 2016.