Programs: Calendar September 2013

ArtSee Activities: Frame It!

ArtSee Activities: Frame It!

Imagination stations for family fun! In October, it’s time to Frame it! Find out some interesting frame facts with an array of hands-on art activities!

Sunday, October 2
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Free First Sunday: Maker Fair

Join us at a maker fair featuring the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program as they spotlight their young “artrepreneurs” in the making. The afternoon includes a dance party, for all ages, in partnership with Onehunted. Collection and exhibition access included.

Collection access 10-5pm
Program activity 1-4pm

Sunday, October 2
10am-5pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, October 9
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

The Museum

ARTime Storytime: The Museum

by Susan Verde

A little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum with great excitement. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, October 13
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

artsee cart

ArtSee Cart: African Art Adventure

When the ArtSee Cart pops up, there are plenty of things to look at, touch, and do!

The ArtSee Cart is generously funded by The 25th Century Foundation; Marcy Gringlas, Joel Greenberg, and Seed the Dream Foundation; and Louise A. and Peter H. Havens

Sunday, October 16
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-by for all ages

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, October 16
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

I Spy: An alphabet in Art

ARTime Storytime: I Spy: An alphabet in Art

by Lucy Micklethwait

What will you spy with your little eye? Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, October 20
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

ArtSee Activities: Sparkle and Light

ArtSee Activities: Sparkle and Light

Imagination stations for family fun! Sparkle and Light and all that glitters makes for dazzling fun when you spark your creativity to design amazing art!

Sunday, November 6
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Free First Sunday: Theater and Dance

Join us for a playful dialogue between theater and dance with Tiny Dynamite and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. The two companies trade off, each giving three 20-minute performances over the course of the afternoon. Collection access included.

Collection access 10-5pm
Program activity 1-4pm

Sunday, November 6
10am-5pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Night Light

ARTime Storytime: Night Light

by Nicholas Blechman

Count the nighttime lights on a train, a helicopter, and more vehicles in a picture book filled with surprises! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, November 10
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, November 13
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

The House in the Night

ARTime Storytime: The House in the Night

by Susan Marie Swanson

Naming nighttime things is lots of fun in this “enlightening” surprise book! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, November 17
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

artsee cart

ArtSee Cart: African Adventure

When the ArtSee Cart pops up, there are plenty of things to look at, touch, and do!

The ArtSee Cart is generously funded by The 25th Century Foundation; Marcy Gringlas, Joel Greenberg, and Seed the Dream Foundation; and Louise A. and Peter H. Havens

Sunday, November 20
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-by for all ages

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, November 20
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Activities: Shape of Things

ArtSee Activities: Shape of Things

Imagination stations for family fun! Vivid colors and dramatic shapes abound on the walls of the Barnes Foundation. Have fun creating works of art inspired by our collection!

Sunday, December 4
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Free First Sunday: Sensations

Join us for an afternoon of programming created by Maggie Lily, University of the Arts class of 2017. The program includes choreographer Jess Adams, New York experimental performance and hip hop duo Yackez, and internationally recognized operatic tenor Richard Troxell. Collection access included.

Collection access 10-5pm
Program activity 1-4pm

Sunday, December 4
10am-5pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Lots of Dots

ARTime Storytime: Lots of Dots

by Craig Frazier

Watch how the ordinary becomes extraordinary as buttons, wheels, ice cream, and more magically become a cascade of dots! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, December 8
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, December 11
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

Mix it Up

ARTime Storytime: Mix it Up

by Hervé Tullet

Colors come alive and mix it up in a dazzling adventure of art and whimsy. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, December 15
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

artsee cart

ArtSee Cart: African Adventure

When the ArtSee Cart pops up, there are plenty of things to look at, touch, and do!

The ArtSee Cart is generously funded by The 25th Century Foundation; Marcy Gringlas, Joel Greenberg, and Seed the Dream Foundation; and Louise A. and Peter H. Havens

Sunday, December 18
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-by for all ages

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, December 18
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.