Programs: Calendar

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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 reception with curator Martha Lucy.

May 15, 2015
4–6 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free

Reserve: 215.278.7110

Order of Things opening party

The Order of Things opening party

Be among the first to view 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 collection.

Philly’s own King Britt will present a live, improvised sonic presentation along with bassist Anthony Tidd, guitarist Chuck Treece and keyboardist Damon Bennett.  

May 15, 2015
4–6 pm Supporter-level members and above
6–9 pm public opening
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25    non-members
$20    Patron, Contributor, and student members
Free   Supporter members and above

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book 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

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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: 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