Programs: Calendar

Al Bustan

First Friday! A Musical Garden

Western harmonies merge with Middle Eastern melodies in the enchanting music of Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble and youth choir. Meaning “the garden” in Arabic, Al-Bustan sows the seeds of cultural exploration that blur the lines between classical and contemporary. Includes a talk on Cézanne Uncovered: Two Sketches Revealed Through Conservation, led by Barbara Buckley, senior director of conservation and chief conservator of paintings. Let your evening unfold with dinner at our Garden Restaurant.

Programs:
6–7 pm live music: Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble
7–7:20 pm talk: Cézanne Uncovered
7:30–8:30 pm live music: Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase:
Za'atar spiced lamb kabob
Fava bean hummus

April 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.

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Cézanne Uncovered: Materials and Techniques

Join Marjorie Shelley, the Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as she discusses Cézanne's drawings and sketchbooks. The lecture explores the impact of Cézanne's academic art instruction and reverence for his artistic predecessors on his works on paper. Highly personal and never shown to others, Cézanne's graphite drawings and watercolors were fundamental to his artistic production and offer insight into the sources and technical methods of his draftsmanship. The works on paper also show Cézanne's artistic transformation and his "sensations"-his emotional responses to his subject matter. His materials, though quite basic, are evidence of the emergence of paint and pigment dealers called colormen in the art world of the 19th century. The wide range of materials and colors sold by colormen was critical to the development of modern art.

April 10, 2015
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free. Includes collection and exhibition access.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7110

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members only

Corporate Council in the Conservation Studio

Join us for an insider’s look at the Barnes Foundation’s state-of-the-art conservation studio and projects. Learn about conservators’ work on pieces in the African art collection and view the objects up close. Then, get a sneak peek of Cézanne Uncovered and view never-before-seen works by the impressionist master. The program is followed by a reception.

April 14, 2015
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

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members only

Barnes as Installation Artist

Join Martha Lucy, assistant professor at Drexel University, for a discussion on how Barnes endowed objects with new meanings by shifting their context, organizing his collection according to formal concerns rather than by history or chronology.

April 18, 2015
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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The Order of Things Artist Installation in Progress

Join curator Martha Lucy for a conversation about the exhibition concept and a behind-the-scenes look at the site-specific installations being created for Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things. Learn about the artists’ inspiration, materials, and process.

April 28, 2015
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circle Supporters and above free.

Reserve: 215.278.7110

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The Order of Things Circles preview

Hear an exclusive preview lecture and meet the featured artists during the Circles preview of the exhibition Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things. Enjoy a presentation and brunch reception with curator Martha Lucy.

May 15, 2015
9:30 am–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free

Reserve: 215.278.7110

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The Order of Things opening party

Internationally-renowned artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson have each created an installation piece inspired by the unconventional way that Albert Barnes installed his own collection. Be among the first to see this thought-provoking show and rediscover through contemporary art how the Barnes ensembles defy curatorial norms and present a challenge to see art with a universal sense of order.

May 15, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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The Order of Things Supporter reception

Supporter-level members, be among the first to view the Barnes’s newest exhibition, The Order of Things, which presents three large-scale installations by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson. Each of these works, commissioned for the show, is inspired by the unusual way that Dr. Albert C. Barnes chose to display his own collection. The exhibition also features an installation designed by Barnes—a small room that no longer exists. 

May 15, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Supporter-level members and above free; complimentary drink included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Corporate Council exhibition preview and executive networking

The Corporate Council program invites members to an evening of networking and professional development. Mingle and see the new exhibition, The Order of Things.

June 3, 2015
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

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Contemporaries VIP reception

Fashionable scene, specialty cocktails, and insights on the Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things exhibition, exclusively for Contemporaries members.

June 12, 2015
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free

Reserve: contemporaries@barnesfoundation.org or 215.278.7110

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Dr. Barnes and Matisse: Collecting, Conversations, and the Commission

Circles members enjoy a workshop and lunch. The morning focuses on the relationship between Dr. Barnes and Henri Matisse via their correspondence and visits. Following lunch, join scholar Jack Flam and Barnes educator Leslie Bowen for a close study of the Matisses in the collection.

June 16, 2015
10:30 am–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles and Contemporaries $175

Reserve: 215.278.7110