Programs: Calendar

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 19, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Tasting at the Barnes

Artful Tastings: Hard Cider

Join Ben Watson, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own to sample ciders and consider the works in The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Tasting 7–8 pm; book signing after; collection and exhibition access until 9 pm. With John Gatti, senior instructor for art and aesthetics.

September 19, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 20, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 21, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

(The world is an) Apple talk and tasting

Author and apple historian Ben Watson discusses the cultural history of the apple and what it has represented over time, from its roots in Central Asia to Europe and America. Followed by an apple tasting. Includes admission to The World Is an Apple.

September 21, 2014
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens and the Illustration of Modern Life

In 1898 William Glackens burst onto the scene as a magazine illustrator, winning commissions and acclaim for his images of modern American life. Glackens became a go-to illustrator for tales of contemporary New York, a popular topic in the burgeoning periodical press at the turn of the century. His years as a newspaper artist had trained him well for this subject matter, which corresponded to his interests as a painter. Glackens would remain a prolific and successful illustrator for a decade, and this talk situates his accomplishments and his approach within the broader field of American illustration.

October 11, 2014
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free.

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Glackens

William Glackens: Painter of Modern Life

Instructor: Heather Campbell Coyle, PhD

In 1908, the groundbreaking exhibition of The Eight heralded the arrival of modern American art, and William Glackens was at the center of the excitement. Get ready for the exhibition William Glackens by exploring Glackens’s formative years in Philadelphia, his work as an illustrator, his sense of humor, and the passion for modern painting that he shared with Albert Barnes.

Tuesdays, October 14–November 4 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Becoming William Glackens

William Glackens brings together over 90 works from public and private collections throughout the United States. Join curator Avis Berman as she discusses the upcoming exhibition.

October 19, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Glackens preview lecture and Circles reception

Members of the Circles enjoy an intimate reception with William Glackens curator Avis Berman; a book signing follows the lecture.

October 19, 2014
2–3 pm lecture
3–4 pm Circles reception
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. 215.278.7110

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

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

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

Barnes Foundation
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.

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

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
1–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $50; members $40

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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.