Programs: Calendar July 2015

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 2, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 3, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Famously Unorthodox

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 3, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes building

First Friday! Sax and the Beat: A Dynamic Duologue

Saxophonist Steve Wilson and drummer Lewis Nash join forces at the Barnes for a dynamic “duologue,” a one-on-one musical conversation that melds brilliant swinging sax sounds with lyrical, rhythmic drumbeats. Dive in as these two jazz titans take you on an adventurous ride through modern jazz and discover why allaboutjazz.com claims “it’s a treat to hear them work their magic.”

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.  This event's menu includes:

pulled pork slider with slaw
salt and vinegar potato chips
watermelon mojitos

July 3, 2015
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 Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 5, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Storytime Sunday

Storytime Sunday

Arty books and stories about design and nature for children of all ages.

Sunday, July 5
2-4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; drop-in

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

ArtSee Activities: Play Days

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in programs for all ages on Free First Sundays.

Summer screams playtime! Just in time for his birthday, we look to Giorgio de Chirico’s swimming swan and other playful patterns to make an array of spirited works of art.

Sunday, July 5
1-4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; drop-in

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

ensemble

Premier Tour

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.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, July 7
4–5:30 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. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, July 7
4–5:30 pm  

Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

July 7, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!

ARTime Storytime: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!

A dab of blue, a splash of red, and a goopy smear of green add up to arty fun.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, July 9
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

This program has been filled.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 9, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 10, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 10, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

The Sounds of France

The Sounds of France

Raise a complimentary glass of French wine as we celebrate the intersection of French and American art in the Barnes collection with the wonderful sounds of La Vie en Rose Band, where the melodious voice of French singer Tiphanie joins a trio of musicians from around the world. The Sounds of France will keep you swinging all night!

Friday, July 10
6-9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Book general admission or member tickets  online or call 215.278.7200.

ESTAR(SER)

Art of Attention

A performance, lecture, and workshop. What does it mean to “pay attention” to art? How can we do it better? Learn the art of attention at this performance, lecture, and workshop led by visiting members of the artists’ collective known as ESTAR(SER), where they present new findings on the history of artistic enchantment and lead audience members through exercises of sustained attention. Includes collection access.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
11am-12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200

 

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 11, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Mark Dion's Installation

Investigating The Order of Things: Conversation with Mark Dion, Fred Wilson, and curator Martha Lucy

Internationally renowned artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson have been commissioned to create large installations responding to the unconventional way that Albert C. Barnes displayed his own collection. Hear Dion and Wilson discuss their creative processes and their installations in a captivating conversation with exhibition curator Martha Lucy. The Order of Things is on view through August 3.

July 11, 2015
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 12, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

This workshop explores Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine’s diverse emotional responses to their experiences in Paris in the 1920s. These artists, Jewish expatriates fascinated by the studio and café life of Montmartre and Montparnasse, earned the reputation of peintres maudits (cursed painters). The Barnes Foundation houses an incredible number of masterpieces by these artists. Through examination of the formal elements in their work, students consider how Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine responded to their unique artistic, historical, and social position.

July 13, 2015 (Start of 3-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $600; members $540*

*The July–September 2015 print calendar lists incorrect prices for this workshop. We apologize for the error. Correct prices are listed above.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Reading the Collection

Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning

Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA

Read artists’ visual language and the elements that reveal their narrative intentions. Learn to recognize how pictorial content and visual styles create an artist’s voice. Consider Bonnard, Cézanne, Manet, Picasso, and Rousseau.

July 13, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour

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.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, July 14
4–5:30 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. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, July 14
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

July 14, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Members Only Premier Tour

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.

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Wednesday, July 15
11 am–12:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

July 15, 2015
11 am-12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Count Monet’s Lilies

ARTime Storytime: Count Monet’s Lilies

Just imagine walking through a park, riding on a swing, and playing “snap the whip” in this delightful counting book.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, July 16
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

This program has been filled.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 16, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Twilight at the Arboretum

Twilight in the Arboretum

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment on the great lawn. Bring a picnic, stroll the grounds after-hours, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of twilight at the Barnes Arboretum.

July 16, 2015
5:30–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $10; members and kids under 12 free

Reserve online for general admission, members, or children or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 17, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Famously Unorthodox

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 17, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 18, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 19, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Photographer: Katherine Raines

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. 

Sunday, July 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Collection admission included; reservations required.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour

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.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, July 21
4–5:30 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. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, July 21
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

July 21, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Members Only Premier Tour

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.

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Wednesday, July 22
11 am–12:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

July 22, 2015
11 am-12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Make More Plants

Make More Plants: Propagation workshop

Instructor: Bruce Keyser

The best time of year to propagate many trees and shrubs is midsummer. In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques for successfully rooting greenwood cuttings from master propagator Bruce Keyser, using plant material from the Barnes Arboretum living collections. Participants make their own sweatboxes, a key to successfully rooting the cuttings they take home. Fee includes all materials; participants should bring their own lunch.

July 22, 2015
10 am–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $84; members $76

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 23, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 24, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Famously Unorthodox

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 24, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 25, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 26, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Exploring the Collection

Exploring the Collection: Line, Space, and Shape

Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA

Using masterworks in the Barnes collection, learn how artists use techniques like dynamic line and ambiguous perspective to engage the eye and invite viewer into the work. Explore the art of El Greco, Gauguin, Soutine, Van Gogh, and others.

July 27, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Learning to See

Instructor:  Christine Stoughton, Ph.D.
Have you ever wondered what you should look for when viewing a work of art and what the artist is trying to communicate? This introductory course will help you answer these questions and many more. Held in the galleries of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the class will focus on selected works of American art that are part of PAFA’s permanent collection and other art objects at PMA that support the concepts being taught.  The skills you will learn apply to all of the visual arts, as well as daily life.  You will never see art the same way again.

 

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7/28/15 – 8/13/15 (6 Sessions)
10 am - 12 pm Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts/ Philadelphia Museum of Art $175

Registration is through Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at https://www.pafa.org/courses/learning-see
or by calling 215-972-7632 or e-mailing continuinged@pafa.edu

ensemble

Premier Tour

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.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, July 28
4–5:30 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.  

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, July 28
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

 

 

July 28, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 30, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 31, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Famously Unorthodox

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes 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.

July 31, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.