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Barnes on the Block

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States


It’s that time of year again! Barnes on the Block presented by PNC Arts Alive, and in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, returns for another round of outdoor fun for the entire family.

This year we’re offering a fresh perspective on two important modern painters with our newest exhibition, Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes, on view in the Roberts Gallery during the event. Plus, join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program.

Meet us on the Parkway for visual art displays, family-friendly art making, live performances, food trucks, a beer garden, and more!

This event is free, but registration is required to access the Barnes collection and Matisse & Renoir. Registration for timed admission to the Barnes galleries will open at 10am on Sunday, July 14.

Beer, wine, and other refreshments at the Barnes on the Block Beer Garden.
Local eats from food trucks including Munchy Machine.
DJ sets by Ben Arsenal and DJ Giz.
Performances by TAMEARTZWest Powelton Steppers and Drum SquadBatala Philly, and more.


Join creative space-makers and artists for activations along the Parkway:
Enjoy live painting led by Mural Arts Philadelphia.
Experience a pop-up ceramics studio with Clay Studio’s Claymobile.
Celebrate hip-hop through dance with TAMEARTZ.
Get a personalized poem by Marshall James Kavanaugh.
Make your identity symbol with Cesar Viveros and Lemus.
Create a collage with Collage Philadelphia.
Craft with Fleisher Art Memorial’s Color Wheels.
Decorate your own lantern with Ken Johnston.


See the first-floor collection galleries, Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes, and the restorative-justice exhibition Visions for free! Registration for timed admission to the galleries will open at 10am on Thursday, July 11.


July 14
10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Barnes Foundation
Open Days: Thursday-Monday
Open Hours: 11am - 5pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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