Programs: Calendar

Friends and family

Friends and Family Party

Join us for an evening celebrating friends and family; we’ve invited friends of our Friday night music series, each with their own distinctive sound! Jazz duo Najwa Parkins and Justin Sekelewski are followed by Brian and Brendan of Mole Street with a blues-infused acoustic set. We close out the night with Philly’s own Mr. Sonny James, aka DJ Statik, who spins a powerful homage to family and friendship. Bring your friends and family to celebrate with ours!

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase:
Meatball hoagie: trinity meatballs, grated Provolone, crispy onions, and fried basil

8–9 pm jazz
9–10 pm blues-infused acoustic
10–11 pm DJ set 

November 28, 2014
8–11 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. This is a comprehensive look at the artist’s major achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers.

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

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Henri’s Walk to Paris

By Leonore Klein

Henri packs a lunch and heads for the city. Hear the story, sing a French song, and make a Parisian adventure book.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

December 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

Holiday wreath workshop

Instructors: Nicole Juday, horticulturist, and Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener

Using fresh-cut greens from the Barnes Arboretum and unusual natural decorative elements, learn simple techniques to create a custom wreath more beautiful and long-lasting than anything commercially available.

December 5, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $88; members $79

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! Artists on Site

Join us for the East coast’s first taste of Flash, a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by hip-hop artist Rennie Harris and butoh (Japanese dance theater) artist Michael Sakamoto. Hip-hop and butoh were born from urban subcultures in the postwar era, and embody a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. In partnership with the Painted Bride.

The evening includes an educational talk on the significance of bringing practicing artists into the classroom as well as access to the collection and the William Glackens exhibition.

6–7 pm Michael Sakamoto performance
7–7:20 pm Talk: artists in the classroom
7:30–8:30 pm Flash performance 

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase:
Kielbasa hoagie with shredded Napa cabbage, Japanese mayo, togarashi and grated daikon

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

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Holiday wreath workshop

Instructors: Nicole Juday, horticulturist, and Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener

Using fresh-cut greens from the Barnes Arboretum and unusual natural decorative elements, learn simple techniques to create a custom wreath more beautiful and long-lasting than anything commercially available.

December 6, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $88; members $79

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Corporate Council Family Holiday Party

The Corporate Council Program invites you and your family to its third annual holiday open house. Join us for a self-guided tour of the galleries with complimentary audio guides for adults and children, and art projects for all ages: craft a holiday-themed bag, decorate your own gift wrap, and collage a pop-up notecard! Drop in with your family any time between 2 and 5 pm; festive snacks and drinks are provided.

December 6, 2014
2–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free.

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

Barnes Foundation
members only

Trends in American Art

Join us for a lively conversation about the market for American art. Explore trends from the days of William Glackens to the present. Reception to follow.

December 8, 2014
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles and Contemporaries free. 215.278.7110

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Premier Tour: The Art of Renoir

Tour the largest collection of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Barnes collected his work tenaciously, amassing 181 works by the painter between 1912 and 1942, making good on his 1913 declaration to fellow collector Leo Stein: “I am convinced I cannot get too many Renoirs.”

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

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Henri’s Walk to Paris

By Leonore Klein

Henri packs a lunch and heads for the city. Hear the story, sing a French song, and make a Parisian adventure book.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

December 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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

New member welcome

A multifaceted collection with a complex history, the Barnes deserves an introduction. Spend a morning with Blake Bradford, director of education, and Aidan Vega, director of audience engagement, to learn about the founders, their collection, and their educational experiment. Plus, tips to make sure you're getting the most from your membership. Includes admission to collection and William Glackens.

December 12, 2014
10:30–11:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens docent talks

William Glackens: America’s Sun Worshipper

Learn about the many aspects of William Glackens and his impact on modernist painting in America. This talk focuses on Glackens love of light, color, beaches, sunshine, and friends.

December 12, 2014
noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

William Glackens: Major Works and Sketchbooks

Join this intimate program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Enjoy an hour-long tour of William Glackens while learning about the lifelong friendship between Glackens and Dr. Barnes. After a short walk to PAFA’s campus, you’ll be treated to a rare look at Glackens’s sketchbooks.

Program ticket includes access to both organizations’ collections: Barnes Foundation 10 am–6 pm; PAFA 10 am–5 pm.

1–2 pm tour of William Glackens (Barnes Foundation)
2–2:30 pm self-guided tour with map to PAFA (15-minute stroll or 5-minute cab ride)
2:30–3 pm Glackens’s sketchbooks (PAFA)

December 13, 2014 or January 17, 2014
1–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $50; members $40

Book tickets online for December 13 or January 17.

Barnes Foundation
members only

“A New Type of Store”: Department Stores and Popular Culture, 1880–1930

Join Clare Sauro, curator of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University, for a presentation detailing the rise of the department store in the 19th century and its role in popular culture. Special emphasis is placed on Philadelphia’s own John Wanamaker, who transformed retailing and ushered in new attitudes towards fashion and consumer culture, which Glackens became famous for painting.

December 14, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Trunk show at the Barnes Shop

Meet Harshita Lohia, who will be on hand to talk about the inspirations and influences behind her textile and fashion designs. Find one-of-a-kind jackets, tunics, and dresses at this exclusive holiday shopping event.

December 14, 2014
1–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Does not include collection or exhibition admission.

No ticket or reservation necessary.

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Premier Tour: The Impressionists and Post-Impressionists

Encounter superb works of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the collection. Paintings by Renoir, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin are among the many stunning works on view. 

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

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Harry the Dirty Dog

By Gene Zion

Harry plays outside all day and returns home so dirty his family doesn’t recognize him! Find out what happens and design a doghouse.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

December 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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens docent talks

Albert Barnes and William Glackens: A Friendship

Learn about the many aspects of William Glackens and his impact on modernist painting in America.

December 19, 2014
noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Pajama Tour

Homecoming
Hunt for homes of all sorts. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

December 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.

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ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 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.

Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Treasures through Stories and Songs

Join us for an evening steeped in the rich history of Philadelphia artistic traditions. Smooth jazz sets the stage as you mix and mingle and enjoy Philadelphia’s treasures, including the Orpheus Club, a men’s singing group. The evening includes a short talk on another Philadelphia treasure, artist William Glackens. The Barnes Foundation’s William Glackens includes more than 90 of the artist’s paintings and works on paper from some of America's finest private and public collections. Includes collection access. 

Program
6:00–6:30 pm  jazz
6:30–6:50 pm  Glackens talk
6:50–7:15 pm  Orpheus Club performance
7:20–8:00 pm  jazz

December 19, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 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.

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ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 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.

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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.

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.