Programs: Calendar

Barnes Foundation
members only

Contemporaries fête

Enjoy a reception for the Contemporaries in advance of young professionals night. Hear an exclusive talk on the forthcoming William Glackens exhibition and the importance of Dr. Barnes’s friendship with this American modernist. 

October 24, 2014
6:30–7:30 pm VIP reception
7:30–10 pm young professionals night
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free. 215.278.7110

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ARTime Storytime: My Many Colored Days

By Dr. Seuss

A dazzling assortment of colors and animals and Dr. Seuss's bouncing rhymes. Make a colorful character stick puppet!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

November 6, 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

Student and alumni luncheon: celebrating William Glackens

Celebrate your experience in the Barnes education programs and pay tribute to the artist who purchased the first paintings of Dr. Barnes’s teaching collection. Students and alumni who have taken Barnes courses get the opportunity to see William Glackens before it opens to the public.

November 6, 2014
11 am–noon VIP tour
Noon–2 pm luncheon
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Students and alumni $75; VIP $125.

Call 215.278.7110

Barnes Foundation
members only

Corporate Council networking breakfast and preview of William Glackens

Friends since their days at Central High School, William Glackens encouraged Albert Barnes’s appreciation of modern French painting and guided many of his earliest purchases. The first comprehensive survey of William Glackens in nearly half a century, this exhibition brings together 45 paintings and 20–25 works on paper to show a new generation the breadth of his oeuvre, displaying key works from each decade of his career. Members of the Corporate Council are invited to mingle and network at a breakfast and exhibition preview. 

November 7, 2014
7:30–9:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free.

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! William Glackens opening party: Vaudeville

In celebration of the William Glackens exhibition, we're going on a rip-roaring ride of live entertainment, vaudeville-style. Hosted by comedian Maggy Keegan of Figment Theater, with Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society; tap dancer Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley accompanied by percussionist Dendê; and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts; plus a reading from the Archives spotlighting the relationship between Glackens and Dr. Barnes.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm live performance
7–7:30 pm reading from the Archives
7:30–8:30 pm live performance

Image: William James Glackens. Vaudeville Team (detail), c. 1908–1909. London Family Collection

November 7, 2014
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 Foundation

New Perspectives on William Glackens symposium

As the Foundation hosts the first major exhibition of William Glackens’s work in nearly half a century, reflect on the breadth of his oeuvre and his legacy. Scholars include Avis Berman, curator of William Glackens; Sylvia Yount, curator in charge of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Michael Lobel, professor of Art History and director of the MA Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory at Purchase College, State University of New York; and Carol Troyen, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Sylvia Yount
Brotherly Love and Fellowship: Glackens’ Formative Years

Michael Lobel
Glackens’s Illustrating in Context

Avis Berman
Modernity Begins at Home: Edith Dimock Glackens

Carol Troyen

November 8, 2014
9 am–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; reservations required.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Into the Galleries: How to talk to your kids about art

Back by popular demand! Join us to see how easy it is to instill a love of art from a young age. Get tips for talking to young children about art in a museum setting and discover the Barnes Foundation’s new game app for young learners, Keys to the Collection. While you study techniques to pique and maintain your child's interest, they’ll be busy making summer art projects and listening to stories. After the workshop, head into the Collection Gallery to practice what you’ve learned.

November 9, 2014
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free.

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

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ARTime Storytime: My Many Colored Days

By Dr. Seuss

A dazzling assortment of colors and animals and Dr. Seuss's bouncing rhymes. Make a colorful character stick puppet!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

November 13, 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.

William James Glackens. At Mouquin's (detail), 1905. The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection 1925.295
members only

Annual Circles Soirée celebrating William Glackens

In celebration of your invaluable support of the Barnes with your Circles membership, join us for a special cocktail reception. Enjoy an exclusive viewing of the William Glackens exhibition and live music with Barnes leadership.

Image: William James Glackens. At Mouquin's (detail), 1905. The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection 1925.295

November 13, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. 215.278.7110

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ARTime Pajama Tour

Color Fun
Find fabulous colors in Williams Glackens. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

November 14, 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: Fall Colors

Fall colors cast rich earth tones on city and country living. Come ready to decorate a city park scene, watercolor a fall still life, and collage a falling leaves bag, all inspired by the art of William Glackens. 

November 14, 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.

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ArtSee Activities: Fall Colors

Fall colors cast rich earth tones on city and country living. Come ready to decorate a city park scene, watercolor a fall still life, and collage a falling leaves bag, all inspired by the art of William Glackens. 

November 15, 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: Fall Colors

Fall colors cast rich earth tones on city and country living. Come ready to decorate a city park scene, watercolor a fall still life, and collage a falling leaves bag, all inspired by the art of William Glackens. 

November 16, 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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ARTime Storytime: Dylan’s Day Out

By Peter Catalanotto

Get a dog's-eye view of the world when Dylan the dalmatian finds new black-and-white playmates. Make some colorful canines and companions!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

November 20, 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.

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ArtKids Workshop: Fall Fashions

Strut your stuff! Fall is the time for a new wardrobe that needs to be seen. After exploring the work on view in the William Glackens exhibition, ArtKids design some decked-out fashions inspired by earth colors and shapes.

Drop-off workshop for ages 9–12; no parents or unregistered siblings, please!

November 23, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 215.278.7200.

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

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens docent talks

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

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
members only

William Glackens docent talks

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.