Programs: Calendar June 2017

Matisse's The Joy of Life
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Themes of Arcadia

Often depicted as an idyllic, uncorrupted natural space and a frequent subject of Renaissance painting, Arcadia has inspired artists and writers since antiquity. Discover how Cézanne, Gauguin, and Matisse have interpreted this timeless subject. 

Thursday, June 22
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; limited space, reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Arboretum Tour

Get a glimpse into the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Barnes at their original estate and garden in Merion. Learn about the rare plants assembled by Mrs. Barnes over a span of 40 years and enjoy the collection of roses, peonies, lilacs, ferns, and numerous rare specimen trees.

 

Saturday, June 24
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members free

Call 215.278.7200 to reserve tickets.

Barnes Arboretum

Arboretum Tour

Get a glimpse into the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Barnes at their original estate and garden in Merion. Learn about the rare plants assembled by Mrs. Barnes over a span of 40 years and enjoy the collection of roses, peonies, lilacs, ferns, and numerous rare specimen trees.

 

Sunday, June 25
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members free

Call 215.278.7200 to reserve tickets.

The Magnificent Seven

Film. The Magnificent Seven

Directed by John Sturges, 1960. 128 min.

Playing on the “urban rider” theme explored in the works of Mohamed Bourouissa, the Barnes presents The Magnificent Seven, the 1960 classic starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. A remake of Seven Samurai, the Japanese epic historical film from 1954, The Magnificent Seven set the standard for the American Western genre and was declared by the US National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, aesthetically significant.”

Monday, June 26
8–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $14; members and students $7

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop, 14 pm.

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, June 27
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Photograph of Mohamed Bourouissa

Lecture. Mohamed Bourouissa

In celebration of his exhibition at the Barnes, Mohamed Bourouissa discusses his work with Philadelphia’s Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club, addressing urban aesthetics, gentrification, the post-industrial landscape, and the transformation of the environment through community and social justice.

Wednesday, June 28
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members $9; college students free with valid ID (walk-up only)

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Mohamed Bourouissa's Horse Day
members only

Member previews of Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders

As a member, see the show before the public opening. 

Thursday, June 29, and Friday, June 30
Noon–5 pm and 11 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Reserve online for Thursday, June 29 (preview hours noon–5 pm) or call 215.278.7200.

Reserve online for Friday, June 30 (preview hours 11 am–4 pm) or call 215.278.7200.

 

Mohamed Bourouissa's Horse Day

Opening of Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders

Join us in celebrating Bourouissa’s first major solo exhibition in Philadelphia, featuring approximately 85 works, including drawings, photos, costumes, and sculptures, and a video. Many of the works relate to his 2014 project, which focused on a North Philadelphia community’s efforts at neighborhood revitalization via a horseback-riding event. 

Friday, June 30
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members $20; college students free with valid ID (walk-up only)

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.