Programs: Calendar October 2014

Barnes Foundation

Young Professionals Night: Mementos from Paris

Join over 800 of Philadelphia's young art lovers and industry leaders who come together for Young Professionals night at the city's newest cultural hotspot. On October 24, escape to a Paris-inspired fall fête: a one-night rendezvous of art, style, music, and scene.

Art. This month's theme "Mementos from Paris" not only celebrates our world-renowned collection of French post-impressionist masterpieces, it also sets the stage for our upcoming exhibition on William Glackens, a Philadelphia artist who guided Dr. Barnes towards modern French painting and inspired his collection. Tickets include collection admission (galleries close at 9 pm).

Style. YP tradition calls for dressing the part. Think effortless chic emblematic of Parisian style.

Music. Dance to the grande dame of progressive house, DJ Kristin Garofalo, or chill at the terrace with the Philly Hot Club's  sounds of Parisian streets.

Scene. Stroll through our terrace-turned-French bistro, and enjoy cocktails and light fare (available for purchase):
Tarte Paysanne. Tomato tart, creme fraiche, field greens, smoked tomato vinaigrette
Confit de Canard en Croute. Duck confit in puff pastry, Herb d’Provence pistou
 

October 24, 2014
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection admission included. (Galleries close at 9 pm.)

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Contemporaries fête

Enjoy a reception for the Contemporaries in advance of young professionals night. Hear an exclusive talk on the forthcoming William Glackens exhibition and the importance of Dr. Barnes’s friendship with this American modernist. 

October 24, 2014
6:30–7:30 pm VIP reception
7:30–10 pm young professionals night
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free. 215.278.7110

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

October 25, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

October 26, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Parisian Moderns

In the early 20th century, Paris was a center of artistic innovation. A wave of artists of all nationalities, including Picasso, Modigliani, de Chirico, Soutine, and Miró, gravitated to the French capital. View important works by these artists who believed that Paris was the place to be.

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

October 28, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour: A Closer Look

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

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

October 28, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

lacebark pine tree

Conifers

Instructor: Richard L. Bitner, horticulturist and author of Designing with Conifers andConifers for Gardens

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifer plants ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. Focus is on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and landscape use. Conifers for the larger landscape as well as dwarf/slow-growing cultivars for smaller gardens in every genus are plentifully illustrated.

Wednesdays, October 29–December 17 (7 classes; no class November 5)
1:30–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $210; members $189.

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: The Painter

By Peter Catalanotto

What could be better than making art together? Find out when you paint in your people outlines!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 30, 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.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

October 31, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.