Programs: Calendar

Nari Ward Preview Lecture
members only

Nari Ward Preview lecture

Executive Director and President Thom Collins presents the upcoming exhibition.

Thursday, May 19
11:00 am - noon Members free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7110

Circus Surprise

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed opening party

Be one of the first to explore Sun Splashed, a mid-career survey of the found-object assemblage art of Nari Ward. Animated by flânerie—the idle, detached observation of street life that 19th-century writers associated with the rise of modern cities—and making reference to African tribal art, Ward’s oeuvre resonates with the Barnes collection and speaks with penetrating insight and imagination to a broad range of subjects, including black history and culture, the dynamics of power and politics, and Caribbean diaspora identity.

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed, installation view, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2015. Photo courtesy Pérez Art Museum Miami. Photo by STUDIO LHOOQ

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

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.