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Calendar of Events: December 2012–February 2013

Calendar of Events: December 2012–February 2013

Please Note: This program schedule is current as of November 7, 2012. Updates and Images can be downloaded at press.barnesfoundation.org


COLLECTION GALLERY
Permanent installation

Assembled by Dr. Albert C. Barnes between 1912 and 1951, the Barnes collection is renowned as one of the finest holdings of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern paintings in the world. In addition to numerous works by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and other modern and American masters, the collection includes important examples of African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American ceramics, old master paintings, as well as jewelry, textiles, and antiquities, presented together in their original “ensembles” in 24 beautifully lit, intimate rooms.

Timed ticket required for entry. Advance purchase highly recommended. www.barnesfoundation.org

Audio Guides are available for rental onsite for $5. The audio guide is also available for free download at tour.barnesfoundation.org or from the App store on your phone or tablet.

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NOW ON VIEW IN THE AILEEN AND BRIAN ROBERTS GALLERY 
Through March 18, 2012

Ensemble: Albert C. Barnes and the Experiment in Education
Drawing on the Foundation’s rich archives, and other non-gallery collections, this textured exhibition charts Barnes’s history and important collaborations—with the likes of Leo Stein, William Glackens, John Dewey and Paul Guillaume—as he assembled his collection, established the Foundation and refined his aesthetic and educational theories. Free with admission

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PREMIER TOURS
Tuesdays, 4–6 pm
Enjoy an intimate tour of the collection on a day the Barnes is closed to the public. During this extended 75 minute tour led by docents and graduates of the Barnes’s intensive three-year courses, you will learn insights into masterpieces in the collection, their unique “ensemble” arrangement and other stories about Dr. Barnes and the Foundation. $75 per person; $65 members

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FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE BARNES
Every Friday 6–10 pm, a lively mix of music and programs from around the world. This winter, First Fridays bring Asia, South America, and Spain to the Barnes, through music, lectures, and tastings. Cash bar and food for purchase. Access to programs and music is included with gallery admission or may be purchased separately at the door for $10 unless otherwise noted.

First Friday! December 7
First Fridays are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo
6–8 pm
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
The Black Pearl Orchestra will perform “Classic Grey”  Classical music featured in E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey. Bring a date and experience a provocative performance of classical music featured in the popular novels.Free with Admission

6:30–7:30 pm
The Move to the Parkway
Deputy Director of Art and Archival Collections and Gund Family Chief Curator Judith Dolkart, joined by Barbara Buckley Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Painting and Senior Conservator of Objects Margaret Little discuss the complex move of the collection from Merion to the new Barnes building in Philadelphia. $15; $12 for members

7:30–8:30 pm
After-Dinner Cordials and Art Exploration
Explore the delightful intrigue of digestifs and look at masterworks from the Barnes that complement and challenge the flavors and scents of treasured cordials. With John Gatti, Instructor of Art and Aesthetics. $40; $30 for members. Registration required: www.barnesfoundation.org/events/ or 866.849.7056

Friday, December 14
6–8:30 pm
Bing and Ruth
Bing and Ruth is an 11-piece ensemble led by composer and pianist David Moore. The band crafts expansive soundscapes and quiet microtonal textures from clarinets, voices, cellos, and a buffet of other acoustic instruments. Free with Admission

6:30–7 pm
Elizabeth by Tori Lawrence+ Co: Film Premier
Set in an 18th-century house and its surrounding wheat fields, this experimental dance on film is accompanied by the rich soundscapes of composer Vicki Brown and cellist Mona Chambers. 2012, directed by Tori Lawrence; cinematography by Christopher Landy. 10 minutes; Free with Admission

7:30–8:15 pm
Site-Specific Dance by Tori Lawrence + Co. and Bing and Ruth
Inspired by forgotten, antiquated, deteriorating, grand, and common spaces, Tori Lawrence + Co. creates innovative site-specific dances that investigate the relationship between movement and place. Free with Admission

Friday, December 21
5–7 pm
ArtSee Activity: Pattern Paper
Patterns fill the Barnes with delightful forms and lots of color. Create your own pattern paper and decorate a seasonal bag.

6–8 pm
MONKadelphia
Tony Miceli (vibraphone), Tom Lawton (piano), Chris Farr (saxophone), Micah Jones (bass), and Jim Miller (drums) play music by jazz great Thelonius Monk. Free with Admission

6-6:30 pm
ARTime Pajama Tourtime: Pattern Pitter Patter
Check out the lively patterns found in the Native American crafts on view.

6:30–8 pm
Shakespeare and Genuine Emotion: Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
An evening of live actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater audience participation, and discussion focuses on Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a repository of human emotions. Matt Kozusko, Associate Professor of English at Ursinus College, leads the discussion. Part of a series encouraging the development of visual and analytical skills by exploring, discussing, and debating Shakespeare. $30; $20 for members

Friday, December 28
6–8 pm
Papo Gely: Los Latinos del Son
The renowned Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and producer performs love songs with lush Latin American melodies and tropical rhythms. Free with Admission

First Friday! January 4
First Fridays are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo
5:30–6:30 pm
Chinese Art and American Collectors in the 20th Century
Join the Barnes Foundation’s Executive Director and President and scholar of Chinese art Derek Gillman, for a discussion on Western collectors’ appreciation for Chinese Art in Albert Barnes’s time. $15; $12 for members

7:30–8:30 pm
Sake and the Collection
Explore a variety of sake and enjoy masterworks from the Barnes that complement and challenge their flavors and scents. With John Gatti, Instructor of Art and Aesthetics. $40; $30 for membersRegistration required: www.barnesfoundation.org/events/ or 866.849.7056

Friday, January 11
6–8 pm
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture’s Resident Music Ensemble
An outstanding act that has performed with renowned singers and musicians from the Arab music world, the ensemble is led by violinist Hanna Khoury, trained in the classical traditions of Arab and Western music. Free with Admission

Friday, January 18
5–7 pm
ArtSee Activity: Wonderful Winter
Winter’s here in all its glory—snow banks, icy water, and brrrrrrrr, it’s cold. Make a paper quilt square, a wonderful winter bag, and a toasty warm cabin.

6–8 pm
Tony Miceli Quartet
Performing internationally for over 25 years, this performance features a cross section of Tony Miceli’s  jazz favorites. Free with Admission

6–6:30 pm
ARTime Pajama Tourtime: Winter Wonderland
We’ll be on the lookout for all things snowy and icy.

6:30–8pm
The Bed in Othello
Scholar Kristin Poole and actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre explore the spiritual environment of Shakespeare’s England and the art of dying, or ars moriendi. $30; $20 for members

Friday, January 25
5:30–8:30 pm
Film and Lecture: Rashomon
Set in feudal Japan, this classic film’s tense exploration of the subjective nature of truth and the meaning of justice centers on four people who give differing accounts of a bandit’s attack on a married couple. Join Bryn Mawr Film Institute faculty member and Cabrini College professor Paul Wright, PhD, for a lecture on the film, followed by a screening and discussion. Directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 88 minutes. $20; $15 for members

6–8 pm
The Dalí Quartet
One of the freshest voices in classical and Latin American music, the Dalí Quartet is anchored in both El Sistema (the system), Venezuela’s publicly funded music education program, and in American classical conservatory traditions. Free with Admission

First Friday! February 1
First Fridays are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo

5:30–6:30 pm
The Curious World of Orchids
Experts Jim and Lois Duffin of Lois Duffin Orchids have grown award-winning orchids for over 20 years. Join them for a discussion focused on South American orchid habitats, propagation, and blooming history, as well as hints on home care. $15; $12 for members

6–8 pm
Juancho Herrera 
Venezuelan guitarist and vocalist Herrera creates unique world music that blends traditional Latin and North American sounds with modern funk, blues, and jazz. Free with Admission

7:30–8:30 pm 
Tequila and the Collection
Join distiller David Suro-Piñera, creator of Siembra Azul with John Gatti, Instructor of Art and Aesthetics, for a tour of the Barnes collection via your taste buds. $40; $30 for membersRegistration required: www.barnesfoundation.org/events/ or 866.849.7056

Friday, February 8
6–8 pm
Bruce Frazier and the Grace Notes
Trumpeter Frazier performs with the Grace Notes in their arrangements of spirituals and works by 20th-century greats Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder with special guest vocalist Soprano DeVonne Gardner. Free with Admission

Friday, February 15
5–7 pm
ArtSee Activity: Magical Masks
Masks are used for protection, performance, and important celebrations. Get into the spirit by creating a face mask, painting a poster, and collaging a mask bag.

5:30–7 pm
A Theatrical  Exploration of Sexuality in the Sonnets
Dr. Katherine Rowe of Bryn Mawr College, working with actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, explores Shakespeare's sonnets and reveals the amorous personae and sexualities conjured by these powerful lyrics. Part of a series encouraging the development of visual and analytical skills by exploring, discussing, and debating Shakespeare. $30; $20 for members

6–8 pm
Liliana Araújo and Forró Da Madame
Rising Brazilian star Araújo leads Brooklyn-based group Forró da Madame in country music with Brazilian flair featuring Uri Sharlin on accordion and Mike LaValle on zabumba. Free with Admission 

Friday, February 22
6–8 pm
Philip Hamilton
Hamilton’s performances redefine singing and celebrate the limitless potential of the voice. Free with Admission 

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OTHER PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, January 30
10:30 am–noon
Tempesta di Mare: Gwyn Roberts, Recorder
Roberts, co-founder and director of Philadelphia’s baroque orchestra, plays six rarely performed recorder sonatas by Neapolitan composer Francesco Mancini. Richard Stone, lute, and Adam Pearl, harpsichord, accompany her. $36; $18 for membersIncludes noon admission to the Collection Gallery.

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THEATRE

Friday, December 21
6:30–8 pm
Shakespeare and Genuine Emotion: Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
An evening of live actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater audience participation, and discussion focuses on Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a repository of human emotions. Matt Kozusko, Associate Professor of English at Ursinus College, leads the discussion. $30; $20 for members

Wednesday, January 9
11 am–noon
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Reading Group
A series in which participants read aloud and discuss Shakespeare’s characters, language, and plot. Led by Dr. Annalisa Castaldo of Widener University. Free with Admission 

Friday, January 18
6:30-8pm
The Bed in Othello
Scholar Kristin Poole and actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre explore the spiritual environment of Shakespeare’s England and the art of dying, or ars moriendi. $30; $20 for members

Wednesday, February 13
11 am–noon
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Reading Group
A series in which participants read aloud and discuss Shakespeare’s characters, language, and plot. Led by Dr. Annalisa Castaldo of Widener University. Free with Admission 

Friday, February 15
5:30–7 pm
A Theatrical  Exploration of Sexuality in the Sonnets
Dr. Katherine Rowe, Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College working with actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, explores Shakespeare's sonnets and reveals the amorous personae and sexualities conjured by these powerful lyrics. $30; $20 for members

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FILM

Friday, December 14
6:30–7 pm
Elizabeth by Tori Lawrence + Co: Film Premier
Set in an 18th-century house and its surrounding wheat fields, this experimental dance on film is accompanied by the rich soundscapes of composer Vicki Brown and cellist Mona Chambers. 2012, directed by Tori Lawrence, cinematography by Christopher Landy, 10 minutes. Free with Admission

Friday, January 25
5:30–8:30 pm
Film and Lecture: Rashomon
Set in feudal Japan, this tense exploration of the subjective nature of truth and the meaning of justice centers on four people who give differing accounts of a bandit’s attack on a married couple. Join Bryn Mawr Film Institute faculty member and Cabrini College professor Paul Wright, PhD, for a lecture on the film, followed by a screening and discussion. Directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 88 minutes. $20; $15 for members

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LECTURES AND CONVERSATIONS

Friday, December 7
6:30–7:30 pm
The Move to the Parkway
Deputy Director of Art and Archival Collections and Gund Family Chief Curator Judith Dolkart, joined by Barbara Buckley Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Painting, and Senior Conservator of Objects Margaret Little discuss the complex move of the collection from Merion to the new Barnes building in Philadelphia. $15; $12 for members

Wednesday, December 12
10:30–11:30 am
Ensemble: Albert C. Barnes and the Experiment in Education
Judith Dolkart, deputy director of art and archival collections and Gund Family Chief Curator, discusses Ensemble: Albert C. Barnes and the Experiment in Education, the current special exhibition. The exhibition charts Barnes’s relationships with artists, philosophers, educators, collectors, and dealers, as he assembled his collection, refined his theories, and established the Foundation’s curriculum. $12; Member-only event

Friday, January 4
5:30–6:30 pm
Chinese Art and American Collectors in the 20th Century
Join the Barnes Foundation’s Executive Director and President and scholar of Chinese art Derek Gillman, for a discussion on Western collectors’ appreciation for Chinese Art in Albert Barnes’s time. $15; $12 for members

Friday, January 25
5:30–8:30 pm
Rashomon
Set in feudal Japan, this tense exploration of the subjective nature of truth and the meaning of justice centers on four people who give differing accounts of a bandit’s attack on a married couple. Join Bryn Mawr Film Institute faculty member and Cabrini College professor Paul Wright, PhD, for a lecture on the film, followed by a screening and discussion. Directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 88 minutes. $15; $12 for members

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WORKSHOPS

Monday, December 10
10 am–noon
Holiday Wreath–Making Workshop
Make a fragrant, festive holiday wreath, swag, or centerpiece, with instructors from the Barnes Arboretum. Bring pruning shears and gardening gloves. Takes place at Merion. $65; $55 for PHS and Barnes Foundation members. Registration required: www.pennhort.net/barnes or 215.988.8869

Monday, February 4
1–2:30 pm
Barks and Berries
Winter is the best time to examine the bones of your garden, both its layout and the shapes and textures that provide its line and form. Barnes Foundation horticultural staff lead a walk through the landscape, pointing out the Arboretum’s rich and subtle winter displays. $23; $18 for PHS and Barnes Foundation members. Registration required: 215.988.8869

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FAMILY PROGRAMS
A delightful way for children and adults to enjoy art and art-making together.

January Theme
The Family Programs monthly theme is Wonderful Winter.  Some of the artists represented in the collection who inspire the selection of activities, books and film include: Paul Signac, Howard Rackliffe, and Ernest Lawson.

February Theme
Our February focus is on Magical Masks.  Let’s look at the works of Pablo Picasso, the Baule, Dan and Fang peoples, and the imitator of Pietro Longhi.

ArtSee Activities Drop-in Programs
The entire family gets into the creative act by making an array of exciting art and craft projects that change monthly. Free program tickets available onsite. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

December: Pattern Paper
Friday, December 21, 5–7 pm
Saturday, December 22, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, December 23, 1–3 pm
Patterns fill the Barnes with delightful forms and lots of color. Create your own pattern paper and decorate a seasonal bag.

January: Wonderful Winter
Friday, January 18, 5–7 pm
Saturday, January 19, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, January 20, 1–3 pm
Winter’s here in all its glory—snow banks, icy water, and brrrrrrrr, it’s cold. Make a paper quilt square, a wonderful winter bag, and a toasty warm cabin.

February: Magical Masks
Friday, February 15, 5–7 pm
Saturday, February 16, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, February 17, 1–3 pm
Masks are used for protection, performance, and important celebrations. Get into the spirit by creating a face mask, painting a poster, and collaging a mask bag.

ARTime Storytime
Thursdays 10:30–11 am
Listen, dance, create, and sing to the art of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, van Gogh, and other artists in the collection. Best for children ages 3–5 and their caregivers. Free. Space is limited. Reservations required: http://www.barnesfoundation.org/education/families.Space available and tickets available on-site. Admission to the Collection Gallery is not included.

Book
by George Ella Lyon
Thursday, December 6 and 13, 10:30 – 11 am
A girl in red flannel pj’s makes her way through an amazing, imaginary world of books. Make a book!

Hailstones and Halibut Bones
by Mary O’Neill
Thursday, December 20 and 27, 10:30 -11 am
A modern children’s classic: a series of poems about the colors of the spectrum. Make a fabulous picture frame!

The Snowy Day
By Ezra Jack Keats
Thursday, January 10 and January 17, 10:30–11 am
A little boy named Peter wakes up to the season’s first snowfall. He puts on his snowsuit and steps out of his house to play. Make your own snowflakes!

Just Think
By Bette Killion
Thursday, January 24 and January 31, 10:30–11 am
This story shares the wonder of being small in a grown-up world. After hearing it, make a wintry little big picture.

Painting with Picasso
By Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober
Thursday, February 7 and February 14, 10:30–11 am
“An artist paints people in all different places and captures the feelings that show in their faces!” Make a mask!

Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak
Thursday, February 21 and February 28, 10:30–11 am
Listen to the story of the wild rumpus, then make a wild animal face.

ARTime Pajama Tourtime
Every 3rd Friday, 6–6:30 pm
An entertaining exploration of the galleries for children 5 and under and their caregivers.

Free for Members or with Collection Gallery Admission. Space is limited. Reservations required: http://www.barnesfoundation.org/education/families. Space available and tickets will be made available on-site.

Pattern Pitter Patter
Friday, December 21, 6-6:30 pm
Check out the lively patterns found in the Native American crafts on view.

Winter Wonderland
Friday, January 18, 6–6:30 pm
We’ll be on the lookout for all things snowy and icy.

ArtKids @ the Movies
Cinémathèque Internationale of Philadelphia and the Barnes Foundation present an exciting assortment of international and American films that relate to the Barnes collection. Best for ages 6–12 and their caregivers. Free. Program tickets are available at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Hugo
Wednesday, December 5, 4–6 pm
Set in 1930s Paris, a young boy lives in the walls of a train station and works to solve the mystery of the Automaton. (Directed by Martin Scorsese, 2011, PG, 126 minutes)

The Ice Age
Wednesday, January 9, 4–6 pm
During the Ice Age, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant and set out to return him to his tribe. (Directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge, 2002, animation, PG, 81 minutes)

The Lion King
Wednesday, February 6, 4–6 pm
King Mufasa tells his young son, prince Simba, that he is destined to be the next king of the Pride Lands. (Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, 1994, animation, G, 98 minutes)

Terrific Touring Tools
Riddle of the Room Family Audio Tour
What can be real or imaginary and still point you in the right direction for great art detection? Find out by playing this creative, self-guided, interactive audio game designed especially for ages 7–12. On-site rental: $5; free for members. Download at home to your own device: free, http://tour.barnesfoundation.org

Riddle of the Room ArtSee Gallery Kit Calling all art detectives! Visiting the Barnes collection is challenging fun as you solve the riddle of the room posed on the art cards in this kid-friendly tote designed for ages 7–12. On-site rental: $5; free for members. Download at home to your own device Free, http://tour.barnesfoundation.org

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PUBLIC HOURS AND ADMISSION PRICES:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–6 pm, Friday until 10 pm
Closed Tuesdays

Advance reservations strongly advised. Tickets are free to Members and children under the age of six accompanied by an adult. General admission prices are $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Admission on the first Sunday each month from 1 - 5 pm is free through the generosity of PECO. Information and tickets are available online at www.barnesfoundation.org and by calling 866.849.7056.

PARKING

Parking Lot
The Barnes Foundation parking lot is accessible from Pennsylvania Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Parking tickets can be validated at the Guest Services Center or in the lobby. A membership card must be shown at the time of validation to receive member parking rates.

Visitors: $15 for up to 4 hours; $5 each additional hour Members: $12 for up to 4 hours; $5 each additional hour

Valet Parking
Valet parking is available in the car and taxi drop-off area on 20th Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue. Valet services are offered during operating hours.

Visitors: $30 for up to 4 hours; $5 each additional hour Members: $25 for up to 4 hours; $5 each additional hour

DINING AT THE BARNES FOUNDATION

Dining Options

The Barnes is pleased to offer two dining options for members and guests. Members receive a 10% discount at both the Garden Restaurant and the Coffee Bar.

Garden Restaurant

The modern, light-filled, sit-down restaurant offers a seasonal à la carte menu of hot and cold entrées, salads, and desserts, as well as a wine list featuring an array of local, domestic, and international wines, and a variety of specialty cocktails. On Friday nights light fare and a special martini menu are offered. Courtyard dining is available seasonally.

The Garden Restaurant is open to Barnes Foundation visitors and members on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. All major credit cards are welcomed.

Garden Restaurant Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30am–5pm, Friday until 8:30 pm
Closed Tuesday

The Coffee Bar

The new Coffee Bar offers a casual, family-friendly, on-the-go menu featuring sandwiches, salads, snacks, desserts, cold beverages, and coffee. The bar is located on the Lower Level adjacent to the three-story, open-air interior garden. Open to Barnes Foundation visitors and members on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. All major credit cards are welcomed.

Coffee Bar Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am–5:30pm
Closed Tuesday

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ABOUT THE BARNES FOUNDATION

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 finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive holdings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin and Maurice Prendergast, Old Master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. The Barnes Foundation’s Art and Aesthetics programs engage a diverse array of audiences. These programs, occurring at the Philadelphia campus, online, and in Philadelphia communities, advance the mission through progressive, experimental and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

The Barnes Arboretum, located at the Merion campus, contains more than 2,000 species/varieties of trees and woody plants, many of them rare. Founded in the 1880s by Joseph Lapsley Wilson and subsequently added to under the direction of Mrs. Laura L. Barnes, the collection includes a fern-leaf beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Laciniata’), a dove tree (Davidia involucrata), a monkey-puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana), and a redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Other important plant collections include Lilacs, Peonies, Stewartias and Magnolias. The Horticulture school at the Barnes Foundation in Merion has offered a comprehensive, three year certificate course of study in the botanical sciences, horticultural practices, garden aesthetics, and design through a well-grounded, scientific learning experience since its inception in 1940 by Mrs. Barnes.

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