Programs: Calendar January 2017

Six friends pose behind the bar at the Contemporaries VIP Reception

Contemporaries VIP Reception

Mingle with fellow Contemporaries members and enjoy light bites and cocktails to kick off another fabulous Young Professionals Night.

Friday, January 20
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Contemporaries free.

Reserve: 215.278.7110.

Three young women and a young man at young professionals night

Young Professionals Night: Winter Shimmer

Make 2017 your most brilliant year yet. We’re inviting Philadelphia’s brightest young professionals for a glitzy winter fete filled with art, cocktails, and live beats. You know the Barnes for its dazzling masterpieces; on #BarnesYP night, rediscover all that glitters in the collection you love, especially the ornate gilt frames. And remember: it’s tradition to dress the theme, so go for gold or sparkle and shine.

Hosted by the Contemporaries.

 

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Friday, January 20
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $35; members $15

This event is sold out. For complimentary access to this or any Young Professionals Night, join the Contemporaries.

Jeanne Hebuterne, by Amadeo Modigliani

In Focus: Modigliani’s Jeanne Hébuterne

Gallery talk by Francesca Ferrari, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, January 23
2–2:30 pm Room 18 Free with admission

Film. Leviathan

Directed by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2012. 87 min.

Immerse yourself in this award-winning experimental film. Leviathan’s directors used waterproof GoPro cameras attached to people, fish, and objects to take you on a sensory journey exploring the scope and toll of the North American fishing industry. The sea is as much a character as the workers, with the narrative submerged in churning images and sound art.

Monday, January 23
8–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $14; members and students $7

Register online or call 215.278.7200

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 pm.

Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes's ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation.

 

 

Tuesday, January 24
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Fragments

Solo Series Debut Concert: Fragments

 

Each performance in our new Solo Series presents an unaccompanied instrumentalist or vocalist, allowing for intense focus on the artist. This inaugural program features clarinetist Carol McGonnell, hailed as “extraordinary” by the New York Times, and noted contemporary music soprano Katherine Skovira. Moving between solo clarinet and singer and between spoken and sung text, the program meditates on silence, displacement, and alienation. With works by contemporary composers Georges Aperghis, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Bernard Rands, and poetry by E. E. Cummings, T. S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Audre Lorde, and David Lehman’s Mythologies read by the poet himself, this performance also includes the world premiere of Robert Whalen’s i carry your heart and the US premiere of Ann Cleare’s eyam i (it takes an ocean not to).

 

Friday, January 27
8–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $30; members $20; students $15

Register online or call 215.278.7200

 

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Sunday, January 29
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 pm.

Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes's ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation.

 

 

Tuesday, January 31
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.