Programs: Calendar January 2015

degas

The Nude in Art: Artist, Model, and Sexuality

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
Artists have used the unclothed figure to represent knowledge vs. ignorance, morality vs. sin, beauty vs. vulgarity. Using the Barnes's extensive collection of figure paintings, compare and contrast nudes by Cézanne, Courbet, Degas, Matisse, Modigliani, Pascin, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec and discuss public reaction to nudes, the artist's intentions, and the relationship between artist and model. Includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tuesdays, January 27-May 5 (14 classes)
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

education

Third Year Thesis Seminar

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
Use discussions and research to develop an original thesis and final paper on a topic related to the collection. Upon successful completion of the Thesis Seminar, students who have completed the other elements of the certificate sequence are eligible to receive their certificate and be recognized at the annual graduation ceremony.

Tuesdays, January 27-May 5 (14 classes)
11 am–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Reserve 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 European artists, including De Chirico, Miró, Modigliani, Picasso, and Soutine, 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.

January 27, 2015
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.

January 27, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

The Story of William Glackens’s Impact

Enjoy a breakfast and presentation with Blake Bradford, Bernard C. Watson Director of Education. Bradford will discuss William Glackens’s 1912 art purchases on behalf of Dr. Barnes and his work on the 1913 Armory Show. Learn about the Barnes’s new K–12 education programming and take a tour with student docents from Central High School.

January 28, 2015
9:30 am–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. Reserve: 215.287.7110

miro

The Active Eye

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
The artist's active eye integrates observation of visual phenomena with a broader sensory awareness. Using paintings by De Chirico, Gauguin, Klee, Miró, and Rousseau, this course explores how artists' thoughts, emotions, and sensations inform their art. Students in this course discover how artists think, see, and create, and activate their own visual, tactile, and olfactory senses in interactive exercises and projects.

Wednesdays, January 28-May 6 (14 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

design

Weed Science

Instructor: Scott Guiser, MS in horticulture
Weeds grow wherever we cultivate plants. This course addresses the biology of weeds and discusses integrated pest management. Learn about common weeds like crabgrass, poison ivy, and ragweed and recent invasive species like giant knotweed, Japanese stiltgrass, and mile-a-minute.

Wednesdays, January 28-March 11 (7 classes)
1:30–3:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $210; members $189

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Contemporaries VIP Reception: Vintage Vaudeville

The Contemporaries reception transports members back to the social scene of artist William Glackens. Contemporaries enjoy specialty cocktails, fashionable scene, and insights to the exhibition.

January 30, 2015
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free. Reserve: 215.287.7110

young professionals night

Young Professionals: Vintage Vaudeville

Young professionals night is back with art, music, and vaudeville. Pile on the feathers and fur to close out William Glackens in style. Expect vaudeville inspired by Glackens's era and a few peek-a-boo surprises. Swing to to the smooth jazz sounds of Dandy Wellington and His Band, or dance the night away to DJ Adrian Hardy. Tickets include after-hours collection and exhibition access for Philly's young industry elite.

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.
Featured dish: Pork belly buns. Decadent pork belly in sweet steamed buns garnished with cured cucumbers.

January 30, 2015
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

New Circle members welcome

The Barnes welcomes Circles members to join staff leadership for a morning of fellowship and an insider’s look at the Foundation’s programs and opportunities. Enjoy brunch and a private tour of William Glackens, along with related selections from the collection.

January 31, 2015
9:30 am–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. Reserve: 215.287.7110