Programs: Calendar September 2013

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, December 11
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission; children 5 and under free; members free

Second Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve 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: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

Sunday, December 18
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission; children 5 and under free; members free

Third Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, January 8
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free.

Second Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

The Snowy Day

ARTime Storytime: The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

Peter wakes up to the season’s first snowfall, puts on his snowsuit, and steps out of his house to play. Make your own snowflakes!

Thursday, January 12
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: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

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

Third Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Artful Reading

ARTime Storytime: Artful Reading

by Bob Raczka

Artists love to paint people reading, and you’ll see why! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, January 19
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: Family Ties

ArtSee Activities: Family Ties

There’s no other family quite like yours—or is there? Brought to you by Horace Pippin and other artists, paintings of fabulous families inspire your family tree, family portrait, and family-themed bag art activities.

Sunday, February 5
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.

The Painter

ARTime Storytime: The Painter

by Peter Catalanotto

A moving and lyrical celebration of creativity, family connections, and the art process. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, February 9
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: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, February 12
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free.

Second Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Good Boy Fergus

ARTime Storytime: Good Boy Fergus

by David Shannon

Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day—well, except for his bath, of course! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, February 16
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: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

Sunday, February 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free.

Third Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Activities: Shape of Things

ArtSee Activities: Here Comes the Sun

Here comes the sun!  Picture a sundrenched still life, collage a Vincent sunshiny bag, and sculpt a sunscape in celebration of Vincent van Gogh’s brilliant birthday!

Sunday, March 5
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.

Sky Color

ARTime Storytime: Sky Color

by Peter H. Reynolds

Marisol paints a sky without blue. Explore the colors of the sky in your own work of art. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, March 9
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: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, March 12
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free.

Second Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Planting a Rainbow

ARTime Storytime: Planting a Rainbow

by Lois Ehlert

See how each flower adds to a brilliant rainbow of color, just like the garden you’ll grow. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, March 16
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: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

Sunday, March 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free.

Third Sunday of each month

Reservations required: Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.