Programs: Calendar September 2014

I’m a Little Teapot

ARTime Storytime: I’m a Little Teapot

By Iza Trapani

A lively little teapot gets all steamed up on one imaginative adventure after another. Decorate your own teapot to take home. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 25, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.


ArtKids Workshop: Profile a Pot

Observe the shape of things we use all the time but often take for granted. After exploring the work of Jean Renoir and other artisans in the galleries, form a picture-perfect pot.

A drop-off workshop for budding artists aged 9–12!

September 28, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Register: 215.278.7200. No caregivers or unregistered siblings, please.

members only

Willem de Kooning: Encountering Soutine at the Barnes

Join Judith Zilczer, curator emerita of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, for a lecture about de Kooning’s visit to the Barnes in the summer of 1952, where he first saw the art of Chaim Soutine. Learn about this inspiration and the series of Woman paintings that de Kooning did soon after his visit.

September 28, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free. Reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.


Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 30, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Drawing Skills and Painting Outcomes

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

At the Barnes and PAFA, examine paintings where the artist’s drawing skills influence brushstrokes and the depiction of subject matter. Emphases are integration of drawing as part of personal touch and its role in the spatial conception and graphic construction of a painting. Learn how drawing contributes to a painting’s outcome and to an artist’s plans for future work.

Tuesdays, September 30–November 4 (6 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm

To register, visit or call 215.972.7632.