Programs: Calendar February 2014

Lines that Wiggle

ARTime Storytime: Lines that Wiggle

By Candace Whitman

Follow the line that turns itself into all kinds of things and means different things. Find-the-line project follows!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

April 24, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Redon painting

ArtKids Workshop: Symbolic Sculpture

It’s the sign of the times! Discover the multiple meanings that signs and symbols can have within the same object. After exploring the galleries, ArtKids design and craft a symbolic sculpture.

For ages 9–12.

April 27, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Register: 215.278.7200. Includes collection admission and art materials. No caregivers or unregistered siblings, please.

A Bird or Two

ARTime Storytime: A Bird or Two: A Story About Henri Matisse

By Bijou Le Tord

In the brilliant sun of the south of France, Matisse painted everything in his bold and beautiful colors.  Build a birdhouse!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 1, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

A Bird or Two

ARTime Storytime: A Bird or Two: A Story About Henri Matisse

By Bijou Le Tord

In the brilliant sun of the south of France, Matisse painted everything in his bold and beautiful colors.  Build a birdhouse!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 8, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Which way?

ARTime Storytime: Planting a Rainbow

By Lois Ehlert

See how each flower adds to a brilliant rainbow of color just like the garden that you will grow.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 15, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Inside-Out Architecture

Inside-out architecture shapes the building and the grounds. Explore structure and design when you construct an amazing art gallery, sketch a gorgeous garden, and collage a building bag.

May 16, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

pj tour

ARTime Pajama Tour

An entertaining exploration of the galleries for children 2–5, who are invited to wear their pajamas, and their caregivers.

May 16, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with collection admission; members free. Reservations required.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Inside-Out Architecture

Inside-out architecture shapes the building and the grounds. Explore structure and design when you construct an amazing art gallery, sketch a gorgeous garden, and collage a building bag.

May 17, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Inside-Out Architecture

Inside-out architecture shapes the building and the grounds. Explore structure and design when you construct an amazing art gallery, sketch a gorgeous garden, and collage a building bag.

May 18, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barney Backhoe

ARTime Storytime: Barney Backhoe and the Big City Dig

By Susan Knopf

Barney the backhoe is excited to help build a skyscraper in the big city, and you will too. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 22, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barney Backhoe

ARTime Storytime: Barney Backhoe and the Big City Dig

By Susan Knopf

Barney the backhoe is excited to help build a skyscraper in the big city, and you will too. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 29, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Arboretum photo
members only

Family Flower Day at the Barnes Arboretum

Art and nature collide with demonstrations, tours, and activity stations. Decorate a blossom bag, sculpt a flower arrangement, and paint a still life. Take a guided tour, watch a Philadelphia Watercolor Society plein-air artist and bring a picnic lunch! 

Rain Date: June 8

June 1, 2014
11 am–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

Members Free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

cloudette

ARTime Storytime: Cloudette

By Tom Lichtenheld

Cloudette can help a garden grow and make brooks babble; color a cloudscape!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

June 5, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

cloudette

ARTime Storytime: Cloudette

By Tom Lichtenheld

Cloudette can help a garden grow and make brooks babble; color a cloudscape!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

June 12, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

only one you

ARTime Storytime: Only One You

By Linda Kranz

Lively little rockfish remind us that there’s only one you. After the story, design your own pattern fish.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

June 19, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

pj tour
members only

ARTime Pajama Tour

Explore the galleries for beach and water scenes. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

June 20, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Supporter members and above free; reservations required.

Reserve member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Water Wonders

’Tis the season for water wonders, with galleries bursting with cool and refreshing sights. Sketch a seascape, compose a beach bag, and create models of water creatures.

June 21, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Water Wonders

’Tis the season for water wonders, with galleries bursting with cool and refreshing sights. Sketch a seascape, compose a beach bag, and create models of water creatures.

June 22, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

only one you

ARTime Storytime: Only One You

By Linda Kranz

Lively little rockfish remind us that there’s only one you. After the story, design your own pattern fish.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

June 26, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.