Programs: Calendar

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 from 1-4 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, January 17
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.

Soutine's The Pastry Chef
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Modigliani and Soutine

Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine became friends while living in Montparnasse, the Parisian artistic and intellectual hub of the 1920s and ’30s. Learn more about their friendship and the very different ways they approached visual representation.

Wednesday, January 18
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Sold out.

Photograph of Christopher Cox, philosopher

Lecture. A Brief History of Sound Art

In connection with Andrea Hornick’s sound intervention in the Collection Gallery (January 6–February 19), philosopher Christoph Cox traces the history of sound art from the invention of audio recording in the late 19th century to the genre-bending compositions of John Cage to the explosion of sound installation in the 1960s. Cox surveys a range of sonic practices, revealing how they resemble and resist approaches in the visual arts.

Wednesday, January 18
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members and students $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Artful Reading

ARTime Storytime: Artful Reading

by Bob Raczka

Artists love to paint people reading, and you’ll see why! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, January 19
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Six friends pose behind the bar at the Contemporaries VIP Reception

Contemporaries VIP Reception

Mingle with fellow Contemporaries members and enjoy light bites and cocktails to kick off another fabulous Young Professionals Night.

Friday, January 20
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Contemporaries free.

Reserve: 215.278.7110.

Three young women and a young man at young professionals night

Young Professionals Night: Winter Shimmer

Make 2017 your most brilliant year yet. We’re inviting Philadelphia’s brightest young professionals for a glitzy winter fete filled with art, cocktails, and live beats. You know the Barnes for its dazzling masterpieces; on #BarnesYP night, rediscover all that glitters in the collection you love, especially the ornate gilt frames. And remember: it’s tradition to dress the theme, so go for gold or sparkle and shine.

Hosted by the Contemporaries.

 

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Friday, January 20
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $35; members $15

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Jeanne Hebuterne, by Amadeo Modigliani

In Focus: Modigliani’s Jeanne Hébuterne

Gallery talk by Francesca Ferrari, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, January 23
2–2:30 pm Room 18 Free with admission

Film. Leviathan

Directed by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2012. 87 min.

Immerse yourself in this award-winning experimental film. Leviathan’s directors used waterproof GoPro cameras attached to people, fish, and objects to take you on a sensory journey exploring the scope and toll of the North American fishing industry. The sea is as much a character as the workers, with the narrative submerged in churning images and sound art.

Monday, January 23
8–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $14; members and students $7

Register 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 from 1-4 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, January 24
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.

Fragments

Solo Series Debut Concert: "Fragments"

 

Each performance in our new Solo Series presents an unaccompanied instrumentalist or vocalist, allowing for intense focus on the artist. This inaugural program features clarinetist Carol McGonnell, hailed as “extraordinary” by the New York Times, and noted contemporary music soprano Katherine Skovira. Moving between solo clarinet and singer and between spoken and sung text, the program meditates on silence, displacement, and alienation. With works by contemporary composers Georges Aperghis, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Bernard Rands, and poetry by E. E. Cummings, T. S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Audre Lorde, and David Lehman’s Mythologies read by the poet himself, this performance also includes the world premiere of Robert Whalen’s i carry your heart and the US premiere of Ann Cleare’s eyam i (it takes an ocean not to).

 

Friday, January 27
8–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $30; members $20; students $15

Register online or call 215.278.7200

 

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Sunday, January 29
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve 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 from 1-4 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, January 31
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.

Two swing dancers holding hands, jumping in the air

First Friday! Swing

Join us for a high-energy evening of 1920s-era swing! Come early for instruction by members of the Society Hill Dance Academy, then spend the rest of the evening swinging to the sounds of the Blackbird Society Orchestra. This is the second in our three-part series devoted to dance.

Program
6–6:30 pm dance instruction
6:30–9 pm dancing

 

First Friday! is sponsored by

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and             

Macy's logo 

 

 

Become a member for free First Friday! tickets.

 

Friday, February 3
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $28; members free
​$10 college students: valid college ID must be presented, on site only.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Free First Sundays at the Barnes

Free First Sunday: Music and Dance and Talks, Oh My!

The afternoon is filled with culture from the African diaspora. Students from Haverford Friends School perform Zimbabwean music; the Dunya Performing Arts Company brings West African drumming, dance, and masks; and Onehunted presents a panel discussion called A Whole New Grind. 

 

 

Sunday, February 5
Collection access 10 am–5 pm; Programming 1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am. For more information, please click here.

ArtSee Activities: Family Ties

ArtSee Activities: Family Ties

There’s no other family quite like yours—or is there? Brought to you by Horace Pippin and other artists, paintings of fabulous families inspire your family tree, family portrait, and family-themed bag art activities.

Sunday, February 5
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Gaugin's Loulou

In Focus: Gauguin’s Mr. Loulou (Louis Le Ray)

Gallery talk by Galina Olmsted, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Delaware

 

Monday, February 6
2:00—2:30 pm Room 7 Free with admission

 

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 from 1-4 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, February 7
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.

Paris street signs in front of Eiffel tower

Lecture. Strolling through Paris with the Flâneur—A 19th-Century Perspective

Therese Dolan, professor of art history at Temple University, explores the phenomenon of the flâneur—a type that emerged in the crowded cities of the late 19th century. Typically a bourgeois gentleman with free time on his hands, the flâneur strolled the urban landscape, immersing himself in the modern crowd. Looking closely at paintings by Manet and Renoir, prints by Daumier and Gavarni, and the writings of Balzac and Baudelaire, Dolan explores the origins of this character and its expression in French culture.

Wednesday, February 8
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members and students $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

The Painter

ARTime Storytime: The Painter

by Peter Catalanotto

A moving and lyrical celebration of creativity, family connections, and the art process. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, February 9
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, February 12
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Second Sunday of each month

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Amélie

Film. Amélie

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001. 122 min.

Fitting the flânerie theme of our spring exhibition, this film brings one of cinema’s most lovable wanderers to the screen. The title character is a lonely waitress with an active imagination who gives herself over to chance as she roams the city bringing happiness to others.

Monday, February 13
8–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $14; members and students $7

Register 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 from 1-4 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, February 14
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.

Good Boy Fergus

ARTime Storytime: Good Boy Fergus

by David Shannon

Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day—well, except for his bath, of course! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, February 16
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Friday, February 17
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

Sunday, February 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Third Sunday of each month

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso's Girl with a Goat

In Focus: Picasso’s Girl with a Goat

Gallery talk by Francesca Ferrari, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Pennsylvania

© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Monday, February 20
2:00—2:30 pm Room 23 Free with admission

 

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 from 1-4 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, February 21
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.

Eleanor Antin, The Wonder of It All, 1974-75. From The King of Solana Beach  unique set of 6 black and white photographs mounted on board.
members only

Member preview of Person of the Crowd

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

Eleanor Antin, The Wonder of It All, 1974-75. From The King of Solana Beach unique set of 6 black and white photographs mounted on board. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 each. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

 

Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24
10 am–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members free

Call 215.278.7200 or reserve online by clicking the link and selecting your desired date from the calendar.

Person of the Crowd opening party

Break out your top hats and beaded dresses for our Person of the Crowd opening party! Come decked out in your best 1920s garb, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.

Friday, February 24
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members and students $20

Register online or call 215.278.7200

A page from an old choir book

Choral Concert Series Resounding Voices: "Vigilia"

Resounding Voices is a new free choral series showcasing vocal traditions from around the world on Sunday afternoons, alternating with the Solo Series. Guest conductor Robert Whalen leads the talented Philadelphia Voices in this inaugural program featuring a complete performance of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s stunning Vigilia for a cappella choir. At once peaceful and awe-inspiring, Vigilia is a beautiful and apt beginning to the Resounding Voices Choral Series.

Sunday, February 26
3–4:15 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

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 from 1-4 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, February 28
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.

Two salsa dancers

First Friday! Salsa

Come out for a night of live music and salsa dancing! Elvis Bonilla y su Orquesta bring the beats and Estilo Dance Company provides instruction until 6:30 pm; after that the floor is yours.

Program
6–6:30 pm dance instruction
6:30–9 pm dancing

First Friday! is sponsored by

2016 Blue Moon logo


and
Macy's logo

 

 

Become a member for free First Friday! tickets.

 

Friday, March 3
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $28; college students $10 (walk-up only); members free. Collection access included.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Free First Sundays at the Barnes

Free First Sunday: STEAM Fair

Today’s STEAM Fair celebrates the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art, and math with 3D models of paintings created by students from the School District of Philadelphia—vote on your favorite!

 

 

Sunday, March 5
Collection access 10 am–5 pm; Programming 1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am. For more information, please click here.

ArtSee Activities: Shape of Things

ArtSee Activities: Here Comes the Sun

Here comes the sun!  Picture a sundrenched still life, collage a Vincent sunshiny bag, and sculpt a sunscape in celebration of Vincent van Gogh’s brilliant birthday!

Sunday, March 5
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Monet, Studio Boat

In Focus: Monet’s Studio Boat

Gallery talk by Galina Olmsted, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Delaware

Monday, March 6
2–2:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with admission

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 from 1-4 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, March 7
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.

Sky Color

ARTime Storytime: Sky Color

by Peter H. Reynolds

Marisol paints a sky without blue. Explore the colors of the sky in your own work of art. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, March 9
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Soutine's The Pastry Chef
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Modigliani and Soutine

Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine became friends while living in Montparnasse, the Parisian artistic and intellectual hub of the 1920s and ’30s. Learn more about their friendship and the very different ways they approached visual representation.

Thursday, March 9
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, March 12
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Second Sunday of each month

Reserve 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 from 1-4 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, March 14
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.

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Wednesday, March 15
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Photograph of Lee Mingwei

Lee Mingwei lecture

Lee Mingwei, whose work features in the Person of the Crowd exhibition, creates participatory installations through which strangers explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness. Lee has had solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In this lecture, he shares five stories on the themes of connection and beauty.

Wednesday, March 15
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Planting a Rainbow

ARTime Storytime: Planting a Rainbow

by Lois Ehlert

See how each flower adds to a brilliant rainbow of color, just like the garden you’ll grow. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, March 16
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

Sunday, March 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Third Sunday of each month

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Rouault's Acrobat

In Focus: Rouault’s Acrobat with Two Dogs

Gallery talk by Francesca Ferrari, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Pennsylvania

 

Monday, March 20
2–2:30 pm Room 19 Free with admission

 

midnight in paris poster

Film. Midnight in Paris

Directed by Woody Allen, 2011. 94 min.

For Gil, the uninspired screenwriter at the center of this award-winning film, aimless urban wandering becomes a source of creativity. While on a trip to Paris, Gil begins taking midnight walks through the city and finds himself transported to the 1920s, into a social circle that includes Dalí, Eliot, Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude and Leo Stein. Martha Lucy introduces the film, discussing Albert Barnes’s friendship with the historical figures depicted.

Monday, March 20
7:30–9:05 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $14; members and students $7

Register 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 from 1-4 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, March 21
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.

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 from 1-4 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, March 28
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.

instruments under spotlights

Sound/Art/Space lecture

Composer Spencer Topel creates experimental music and sound installations that explore the relationship between sound and space. A recipient of numerous awards, including the Juilliard School’s Palmer Dixon Prize for best composition, Topel discusses his boundary-crossing work in anticipation of the March 30 performance of “Violine,” Topel’s masterwork for solo violin.

Wednesday, March 29
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members and students $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Thursday, March 30
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Pauline Kim Harris playing the violin

Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin

Electrifying violinist Pauline Kim Harris leads the audience on a sonic journey. With a program that includes Spencer Topel’s contemporary masterpiece “Violine,” Bach’s “Chaconne in D minor,” Heinrich Biber’s “Passacaglia,” and Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Six Caprices,” this concert redefines modern violin.

 

Friday, March 31
8–9:30 pm $30; members $20; students $15

Register online or call 215.278.7200