Programs: Calendar January 2015


The Active Eye

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
The artist's active eye integrates observation of visual phenomena with a broader sensory awareness. Using paintings by De Chirico, Gauguin, Klee, Miró, and Rousseau, this course explores how artists' thoughts, emotions, and sensations inform their art. Students in this course discover how artists think, see, and create, and activate their own visual, tactile, and olfactory senses in interactive exercises and projects.

Wednesdays, January 28-May 6 (14 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Weed Science

Instructor: Scott Guiser, MS in horticulture
Weeds grow wherever we cultivate plants. This course addresses the biology of weeds and discusses integrated pest management. Learn about common weeds like crabgrass, poison ivy, and ragweed and recent invasive species like giant knotweed, Japanese stiltgrass, and mile-a-minute.

Wednesdays, January 28-March 11 (7 classes)
1:30–3:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $210; members $189

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Contemporaries VIP Reception: Vintage Vaudeville

The Contemporaries reception transports members back to the social scene of artist William Glackens. Contemporaries enjoy specialty cocktails, fashionable scene, and insights to the exhibition.

January 30, 2015
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free. Reserve: 215.287.7110

young professionals night

Young Professionals: Vintage Vaudeville

Young professionals night is back with art, music, and vaudeville. Pile on the feathers and fur to close out William Glackens in style. Expect vaudeville inspired by Glackens's era and a few peek-a-boo surprises. Swing to to the smooth jazz sounds of Dandy Wellington and His Band, or dance the night away to DJ Adrian Hardy. Tickets include after-hours collection and exhibition access for Philly's young industry elite.

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.
Featured dish: Pork belly buns. Decadent pork belly in sweet steamed buns garnished with cured cucumbers.

January 30, 2015
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

New Circle members welcome

The Barnes welcomes Circles members to join staff leadership for a morning of fellowship and an insider’s look at the Foundation’s programs and opportunities. Enjoy brunch and a private tour of William Glackens, along with related selections from the collection.

January 31, 2015
9:30 am–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. Reserve: 215.287.7110