Programs: Calendar February 2016

Snowy Day

ARTime Storytime: The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

Peter wakes up to the season’s first snowfall, puts on his snowsuit, and steps out of his house to play. Make your own snowflakes!

Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers.

 

Thursday, February 11
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; reservations required for each child and adult in your party. Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online for the 10:30 session or the 11:30 session or call 215.278.7200; call us to cancel reservations or join a waiting list.

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Famously Unorthodox: Tour of Barnes's Wall Arrangements

What makes the Barnes Foundation unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the “universal language of art” according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his “experiments in education” that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

Includes post-tour collection access.

Thursday, February 11
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, February 14
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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Tuesday Premier Tours

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

Artists of Montparnasse: Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Soutine, and Rousseau
Discover the artists who lived and worked in this Parisian Left Bank neighborhood in the early 20th century. The melting pot of French and international artists in Montparnasse transformed modern art.

A Closer Look
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, February 16
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Opening Party for Picasso

Circles and Corporate Council preview of Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change

Circles and Corporate Council members are invited to a private reception and preview of the new exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change.

 

Wednesday, February 17
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles and Corporate Council members free

RSVP: 215.278.7110

Picasso member preview
members only

Member preview of Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change

See the exhibition before the public opening.

 Image: Pablo Picasso. Head of a Man, 1907. BF419. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Thursday, February 18
10 am–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200. To book exhibition preview tickets online, select February 18 on the ticketing calendar, select a time, and then log in as a member.

Learning to See

Instructor: Deborah Krupp, PhD

Learn how to look at paintings and sculptures and explore questions of medium and the nature of art in this workshop appropriate for the seasoned art enthusiast as well as the novice. Admission includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on final class date. Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum in Merion.

Thursdays, February 18–March 24 (6 classes)
10 am–noon Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA $250; members $225

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

I Live in Music

ARTime Storytime: I Live in Music

by Ntozake Shange and Romare Bearden

After listening to Shange’s rhythmic poem celebrating the magical language of music and art, make your own music.

Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, February 18
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; reservations required for each child and adult in your party. Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online for the 10:30 session or the 11:30 session or call 215.278.7200; call us to cancel reservations or join a waiting list.

Picasso and the Body
members only

Picasso and the Body

Join Martha Lucy, deputy director for education & public programs and curator, for a member preview lecture for Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change that explores the role of the human body in Picasso’s work around the time of the First World War.

Image: Pablo Picasso. Two Figures, c. 1921. BF283. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

 

Thursday, February 18
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Famously Unorthodox: Tour of Barnes's Wall Arrangements

What makes the Barnes Foundation unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the “universal language of art” according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his “experiments in education” that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

Includes post-tour collection access.

Thursday, February 18
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso member preview
members only

Member preview of Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change

See the exhibition before the public opening.

Image: Pablo Picasso. Glass and Packet of Cigarettes, 1911–1912. BF200. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Friday, February 19
10 am–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200. To book exhibition preview tickets online, select February 19 on the ticketing calendar, select a time, and then log in as a member.

Picasso Supporters reception
members only

Supporters reception for Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change

Supporters and Sustainers enjoy an evening viewing of Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change with music and cocktails.

 

Friday, February 19
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Supporter-level members and above free

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso member preview
members only

Member preview of Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change

See the exhibition before the public opening.

Image: Pablo Picasso. Still Life: Eggcup, c. 1923. BF458. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Saturday, February 20
10 am–4:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200. To book exhibition preview tickets online, select February 20 on the ticketing calendar, select a time, and then log in as a member.

Opening Party for Picasso

Opening party for Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change

Ready for the most anticipated exhibition in Philadelphia?


Be one of the first to see Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change. The exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s art between 1912 and 1924, when he employed both classical and cubist modes of expression. Enjoy an evening of art, cocktails, and live classical Spanish and flamenco music by Jay and Lee, the guitar duet formed by husband and wife Jason and Elysa Hochman. Includes after-hours access to the Picasso show and the legendary Barnes collection.

Don’t miss 50 incredible works by Pablo Picasso and his contemporaries!

Invite friends and fellow Picasso fans to our Facebook event page.

 

Saturday, February 20
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Includes collection and exhibition access. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Cart

African Art Adventure ArtSee Cart

When the ArtSee Cart pops up, there are plenty of things to look at, touch, and do! For all ages.

This ArtSee Cart is generously funded by The 25th Century Foundation; Marcy Gringlas, Joel Greenberg, and Seed the Dream Foundation; and Louise A. and Peter H. Havens.

Sunday, February 21
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; drop-by

Included with collection admission. Book tickets online.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, February 21
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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Tuesday Premier Tours

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

Artists of Montparnasse: Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Soutine, and Rousseau
Discover the artists who lived and worked in this Parisian Left Bank neighborhood in the early 20th century. The melting pot of French and international artists in Montparnasse transformed modern art.

A Closer Look
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, February 23
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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Famously Unorthodox: Tour of Barnes's Wall Arrangements

What makes the Barnes Foundation unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the “universal language of art” according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his “experiments in education” that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

Includes post-tour collection access.

Thursday, February 25
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.