Programs: Calendar September 2014

Barnes Foundation

Traditions, section I

Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd or Molly Walker, MA 

Building on skills developed in Visual Literacy and the method of looking pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, make connections between artistic styles and techniques as you explore works of art from before the Renaissance to the 21st century and discuss the persistence and evolution of Western artistic forms over the last millennium.

Tuesdays, September 2–May 5 (28 classes)
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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 2, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Traditions, section II

Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd or Molly Walker, MA 

Building on skills developed in Visual Literacy and the method of looking pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, make connections between artistic styles and techniques as you explore works of art from before the Renaissance to the 21st century and discuss the persistence and evolution of Western artistic forms over the last millennium.

Tuesdays, September 2–May 5 (28 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Art Now

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Examine the practice of artists working today and their response to cultural, social, political, and ideological issues. Meet artists, scholars, art dealers, and other visual arts professionals, and visit exhibitions, cultural institutions, and artists’ studios. Course highlights have included visits to the West Collection in Oaks, PA, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Wednesdays, September 3–December 17 (14 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900, members $810

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Plant Pathology

Instructor: Mark Shaw, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist at Bartlett Tree Experts

Learn to identify signs and symptoms of woody plant diseases, including the most common biotic and abiotic diseases in the Delaware Valley. Emphases are the diagnostic process, systematic assessment, and the concepts of abiotic disorder and predisposing stresses. Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum.

Wednesdays, September 3–October 22
1:30–3:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $180; members $162

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Saturday Night at the Beastro

By Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben

Dinner is served at the Beastro and it’s like no meal you’ve ever seen, with squiggly slugs and glasses of skunk juice! After hearing about the hungry monsters, pinch a pot. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 4, 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.

Barnes Foundation

Introduction to Visual Literacy, section II

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Part of the original Barnes curriculum. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning. 

Thursdays, September 4–May 7 (28 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 5, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! French Cabaret

Escape to Paris at a cabaret-inspired fête––a sensual feast for your eyes and ears! Dive into the Parisian and Golden Age listening to sounds of the Avalon Jazz Band featuring dances that harken back to jazz halls, flappers, and dandies dancing in a whirlwind to soulful rhymes and rhythms. Activities include a short talk on the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.

No Paris trip is complete without the French bistro experience. Sip apéritifs, and savor mini baguette sandwiches, pommes frites, and macarons available for purchase at the Annenberg Court. Or make an evening of it with an intimate dinner at our Garden Café.

Program
6–9 pm  The Collector screening
6–7 pm  jazz set
7–7:20 pm  The World Is an Apple talk       
7:30–8:30 pm  jazz set 

September 5, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Private Gardens of Delaware County

The Alumni Association presents a tour of two private gardens owned and designed by horticulturists Andrew Bunting in Swarthmore and Adam Levine and Tom Borkowski in Media. See how professionals pair plant culture knowledge with design skills. Registrants receive driving directions. 

September 6, 2014
10 am–noon $12, members $10

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 6, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Keys to the Collection App Launch Party

Bring the whole family to celebrate the launch of our newest kids' app Keys to the Collection

Unlock the mysteries of the collection by turning your visit into a game. Go on different art adventures to find the elusive gold key, which wins you the game and unlocks a special room where you can create your own art gallery!  Pick up on-site or download on your Apple device. Barnes staff are on hand to assist and inform guests.

September 7, 2014
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available on-site.

Barnes Foundation

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

Renoir was unique in his broad subject matter—landscapes, interiors, still lifes, and portraits—and made deeply personal pieces as well as commissions. His 181 works in the Barnes have been recently catalogued and documented by Martha Lucy and John House in Renoir in the Barnes Foundation. Using this publication, examine Renoir’s blend of modern and classical.

Mondays, September 8–29 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Introduction to Visual Literacy, section I

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Part of the original Barnes curriculum. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning. 

Mondays, September 8–May 11 (28 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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 9, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Architecture in the Age of Renoir, Cézanne, and Picasso

Instructor: Grace Ong Yan, PhD

From the 1860s to the 1930s, Paris was a nexus for innovation in architecture and in painting, both steeped in tradition and progressively modern. Explore comparisons between select masterpieces in the Barnes collection and great architectural achievements like the Palais Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, and buildings by Le Corbusier.

Tuesdays, September 9–30 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Saturday Night at the Beastro

By Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben

Dinner is served at the Beastro and it’s like no meal you’ve ever seen, with squiggly slugs and glasses of skunk juice! After hearing about the hungry monsters, pinch a pot. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 11, 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.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 12, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 13, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Jean Renoir

An Afternoon with Jean Renoir

To celebrate Jean Renoir's birthday (September 15), join us for a talk about his ceramics, which Dr. Barnes collected, and a screening of his cinematic masterpiece La Grande Illusion (1937). In this film, Renoir creates a tragic chamber drama of prison camp life and death in World War I, in which he uses the POW encampment as a microcosm of Europe, studying the interplay of a motley group of French officers forced to live together under the eyes of their German captors. A Q&A session follows the screening. In partnership with Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Program
2–2:15 pm introduction to Jean Renoir’s ceramic work by Barnes docent
2:15–2:45 pm talk by Maurizio Giammarco, PhD, Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University, exploring Renoir’s cinematic technique, artistic tradition, cultural context, and historical perspective to inform and intensify the audience’s engagement with these exceptional motion pictures.
2:45–4:40 pm La Grande Illusion screening
4:40–5 pm film discussion led by Maurizio Giammarco

September 13, 2014
2–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 14, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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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 16, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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 18, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 19, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Pour and Store

Pitchers and pots have stories to tell about the work of Jean Renoir, whose birthday we celebrate this month. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party, and craft a pottery bag.

September 19, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ARTime Pajama Tour

Gemstones & Jewelry

Let’s look for shiny gems and jewelry on our glittery gallery hunt! For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

September 19, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Tasting at the Barnes

Artful Tastings: Cider

Join Ben Watson, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own to sample ciders and consider the works in The World Is an Apple. Tasting 7–8 pm; book signing after; collection and exhibition access until 9 pm.

September 19, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Pour and Store

Pitchers and pots have stories to tell about the work of Jean Renoir, whose birthday we celebrate this month. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party, and craft a pottery bag.

September 20, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 20, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 21, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Pour and Store

Pitchers and pots have stories to tell about the work of Jean Renoir, whose birthday we celebrate this month. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party, and craft a pottery bag.

September 21, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation

(The world is an) Apple talk and tasting

Author and apple historian Ben Watson discusses the cultural history of the apple and what it has represented over time, from its roots in Central Asia to Europe and America. Followed by an apple tasting. Includes admission to The World Is an Apple.

September 21, 2014
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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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 23, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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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.

Soutine
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.

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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 pafa.edu/CE or call 215.972.7632.