Programs: Calendar

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 23, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

I’m a Little Teapot

ARTime Storytime: I’m a Little Teapot

By Iza Trapani

A lively little teapot gets all steamed up on one imaginative adventure after another. Decorate your own teapot to take home. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 25, 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.

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ArtKids Workshop: Profile a Pot

Observe the shape of things we use all the time but often take for granted. After exploring the work of Jean Renoir and other artisans in the galleries, form a picture-perfect pot.

A drop-off workshop for budding artists aged 9–12!

September 28, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Register: 215.278.7200. No caregivers or unregistered siblings, please.

Soutine
members only

Willem de Kooning: Encountering Soutine at the Barnes

Join Judith Zilczer, curator emerita of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, for a lecture about de Kooning’s visit to the Barnes in the summer of 1952, where he first saw the art of Chaim Soutine. Learn about this inspiration and the series of Woman paintings that de Kooning did soon after his visit.

September 28, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free. Reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 30, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Drawing Skills and Painting Outcomes

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

At the Barnes and PAFA, examine paintings where the artist’s drawing skills influence brushstrokes and the depiction of subject matter. Emphases are integration of drawing as part of personal touch and its role in the spatial conception and graphic construction of a painting. Learn how drawing contributes to a painting’s outcome and to an artist’s plans for future work.

Tuesdays, September 30–November 4 (6 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm

To register, visit pafa.edu/CE or call 215.972.7632.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Scribbles and Ink

By Ethan Long

Two artists, two styles, and lots of opportunities to turn a disasterpiece into a masterpiece. Make your own cat mask!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 2, 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.

Botanical illustration

Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Mastering the Art of Illustrating Plants

Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer

Develop techniques in line drawing and watercolor to create highly detailed and accurate botanical paintings. Understand the properties of the watercolor medium and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome.

Thursdays, October 2–November 20 (8 classes)
1–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $360; members, $324

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! Flamenco Fiesta

Feel the passion from Spain with Philadelphia's own De Luna a Lunares flamenco ensemble. Led by renowned Philadelphia-based flamenco artist/teacher Monica Herrera and esteemed flamenco guitarist Cristian Puig, the evening is set to inspire with the sounds, rhythms, and energy of Spain! Plus a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an education tool, led by Jennifer Nadler, K-12 and educator programs manager.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm De Luna a Lunares
7–7:20 pm dance as an educational tool
7:30–8:30 pm De Luna a Lunares

October 3, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Bus Trip: Neo-Impressionism at the Phillips Collection

Join us for a guided tour of the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition, Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music. With over 70 paintings and works on paper, this exhibition demonstrates how neo-impressionists like Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Théo van Rysselberghe employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.

October 4, 2014
8:30 am–6 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members $80; member guest $90

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Peony propagation workshop

Instructor: Kathleen Gagan, owner of Peony’s Envy peony farm

Learn how to divide herbaceous peony roots, graft tree peony scions, and propagate peonies from seed. Participants bring home their own grafted tree peony.

October 8, 2014
6–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $25; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Scribbles and Ink

By Ethan Long

Two artists, two styles, and lots of opportunities to turn a disasterpiece into a masterpiece. Make your own cat mask!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 9, 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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens and the Illustration of Modern Life

In 1898 William Glackens burst onto the scene as a magazine illustrator, winning commissions and acclaim for his images of modern American life. Glackens became a go-to illustrator for tales of contemporary New York, a popular topic in the burgeoning periodical press at the turn of the century. His years as a newspaper artist had trained him well for this subject matter, which corresponded to his interests as a painter. Glackens would remain a prolific and successful illustrator for a decade, and this talk situates his accomplishments and his approach within the broader field of American illustration.

October 11, 2014
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free.

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Monet and Cézanne

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

Monet and Cézanne led painting away from representation and narrative toward a celebration of human vision. Their work established a new respect for the capacity of the human eye. A hallmark of Monet’s paintings is his depiction of color and light. Through three outstanding examples at the Barnes—Madame Monet EmbroideringThe Studio Boat, and Monsieur Coqueret (Father)—Monet displays his signature techniques. For Cézanne, the quarry at Bibémus, the valley of the Arc river, and the countryside near Gardanne are places of the heart. In Cézanne’s paintings of Aix-en-Provence in the 1880s, he applied the ideas he had honed to the landscape of his youth.

Mondays, October 13–November 3 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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William Glackens: Painter of Modern Life

Instructor: Heather Campbell Coyle, PhD

In 1908, the groundbreaking exhibition of The Eight heralded the arrival of modern American art, and William Glackens was at the center of the excitement. Get ready for the exhibition William Glackens by exploring Glackens’s formative years in Philadelphia, his work as an illustrator, his sense of humor, and the passion for modern painting that he shared with Albert Barnes.

Tuesdays, October 14–November 4 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Old City gallery and private collection tour

Join Senior Instructor for Art and Aesthetics John Gatti and fellow Barnes students and alumni for design-focused exhibitions at Snyderman Works Gallery, in conjunction with Design Philadelphia. Includes a private tour of the exhibit, the Snydermans’ personal collection, and a rooftop reception.

October 15, 2014
5–7 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Students and alumni $20

Call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: When Pigasso met Mootisse

By Ethan Long

Two artists, two styles, and lots of opportunities to turn a disasterpiece into a masterpiece. Make your own cat mask!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 16, 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.

Barnes Foundation

Including “the Creatives”

Instructor: Valerie V. Gay, executive director of Art Sanctuary

Gay discusses the “creative class” of workers, and why institutions of all kinds benefit from incorporating them in the organizational structure, from entry-level positions to executive leadership. Gay covers why and how creatives produce a positive impact. Part of the Lincoln University–Barnes Foundation lecture series.

October 16, 2014
6:30–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free, reservations required.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Picturing Picasso

Pablo’s powerful paintings feature bold costumes and mask-like faces made up of swooping shapes and lively colors. Cut-up cubism is the way to go for constructing Picasso people, crafting a costume bag, and designing a name game picture plaque.

October 17, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation

Gore Tour

See the collection like you never have before. Get into the season of scare with gory sights and shocking stories. Costumes are welcome. 

October 17, 2014
6:30–7:15 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Best for teens/tweens and their caregivers.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Picturing Picasso

Pablo’s powerful paintings feature bold costumes and mask-like faces made up of swooping shapes and lively colors. Cut-up cubism is the way to go for constructing Picasso people, crafting a costume bag, and designing a name game picture plaque.

October 18, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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Family Day

Join our Picasso pizazz program with extra fun on Sunday! This action-packed family extravaganza features hands-on art projects that sing out a happy birthday to Pablo Picasso in celebration of his art and life. Cut-up cubism collage art projects, a story reading space, and other delights promise a playful good time.

ArtSee Activities: Picturing Picasso
Pablo’s powerful paintings feature bold costumes and mask-like faces made up of swooping shapes and lively colors. Cut up cubism is the way to go for constructing Picasso people, crafting a costume bag, and designing a name game picture plaque. 

ARTime Storytime
Books about Picasso, other artists, and art appeal to children of all ages.                        

October 19, 2014
11 am–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation

Becoming William Glackens

William Glackens brings together over 90 works from public and private collections throughout the United States. Join curator Avis Berman as she discusses the upcoming exhibition.

October 19, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Glackens preview lecture and Circles reception

Members of the Circles enjoy an intimate reception with William Glackens curator Avis Berman; a book signing follows the lecture.

October 19, 2014
2–3 pm lecture
3–4 pm Circles reception
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. 215.278.7110

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ARTime Storytime: The Painter

By Peter Catalanotto

What could be better than making art together? Find out when you paint in your people outlines!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 23, 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.

Barnes Foundation

Young Professionals Night: Mementos from Paris

Escape to a Paris-inspired fall fête for young art lovers: a one-night rendezvous of art, style, and music. Dance to the grande dame of progressive house, DJ Kristin Garofalo, and chill by our terrace-turned-French bistro. 

October 24, 2014
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Contemporaries fête

Enjoy a reception for the Contemporaries in advance of young professionals night. Hear an exclusive talk on the forthcoming William Glackens exhibition and the importance of Dr. Barnes’s friendship with this American modernist. 

October 24, 2014
6:30–7:30 pm VIP reception
7:30–10 pm young professionals night
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free. 215.278.7110

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ArtKids Workshop: Super Selfie

Pictured in portraits, faces display a range of emotions and many mysteries. After exploring the galleries, ArtKids fashion a self-portrait inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso and others on view.

Drop-off workshop for ages 9–12; no parents or unregistered siblings, please!

October 26, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 215.278.7200.

the Barnes Arboretum

Conifers

Instructor: Richard L. Bitner, horticulturist and author of Designing with Conifers andConifers for Gardens

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifer plants ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. Focus is on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and landscape use. Conifers for the larger landscape as well as dwarf/slow-growing cultivars for smaller gardens in every genus are plentifully illustrated.

Wednesdays, October 29–December 17 (7 classes; no class November 5)
1:30–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $210; members $189.

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: The Painter

By Peter Catalanotto

What could be better than making art together? Find out when you paint in your people outlines!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 30, 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.

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ARTime Storytime: My Many Colored Days

By Dr. Seuss

A dazzling assortment of colors and animals and Dr. Seuss's bouncing rhymes. Make a colorful character stick puppet!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

November 6, 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.

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Designing with Plant Ensembles

Instructor: Dan Benarcik, Chanticleer horticulturist

Often we feel that a garden must be design-driven, based on principles above our heads or beyond our means. This workshop introduces the discipline of designing with plants, including selecting plant combinations and presenting them in an aesthetically successful manner. Different elements of the garden are featured each session. The course also covers how to incorporate must-have plant purchases.

Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20 (3 classes)
9:30 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $105; members $94

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Student and alumni luncheon: celebrating William Glackens

Celebrate your experience in the Barnes education programs and pay tribute to the artist who purchased the first paintings of Dr. Barnes’s teaching collection. Students and alumni who have taken Barnes courses get the opportunity to see William Glackens before it opens to the public.

November 6, 2014
11 am–noon VIP tour
Noon–2 pm luncheon
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Students and alumni $75; VIP $125.

Call 215.278.7110

Barnes Foundation
members only

Corporate Council networking breakfast and preview of William Glackens

Friends since their days at Central High School, William Glackens encouraged Albert Barnes’s appreciation of modern French painting and guided many of his earliest purchases. The first comprehensive survey of William Glackens in nearly half a century, this exhibition brings together 45 paintings and 20–25 works on paper to show a new generation the breadth of his oeuvre, displaying key works from each decade of his career. Members of the Corporate Council are invited to mingle and network at a breakfast and exhibition preview. 

November 7, 2014
7:30–9:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free.

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Moss is Boss!

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

Moss, the oldest living plant, is enjoying a surge of popularity among gardeners. This two-part lecture covers mosses and their role in the ecosystem, anatomy and reproductive cycle, growing conditions, garden uses, and design ideas for a variety of mosses.

Fridays, November 7, 14 (2 classes)
9:30 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $55; members $49

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! William Glackens opening party: Vaudeville

In celebration of the William Glackens exhibition, we're going on a rip-roaring ride of live entertainment, vaudeville-style. Hosted by comedian Maggy Keegan of Figment Theater, with Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society; tap dancer Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley accompanied by percussionist Dendê; and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts; plus a reading from the Archives spotlighting the relationship between Glackens and Dr. Barnes.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm live performance
7–7:30 pm reading from the Archives
7:30–8:30 pm live performance

November 7, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

New Perspectives on William Glackens symposium

As the Foundation hosts the first major exhibition of William Glackens’s work in nearly half a century, reflect on the breadth of his oeuvre and his legacy. Scholars include Avis Berman, curator of William Glackens; Sylvia Yount, curator in charge of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Michael Lobel, professor of Art History and director of the MA Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory at Purchase College, State University of New York; and Carol Troyen, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Sylvia Yount
Brotherly Love and Fellowship: Glackens’ Formative Years

Michael Lobel
Glackens’s Illustrating in Context

Avis Berman
Modernity Begins at Home: Edith Dimock Glackens

Carol Troyen

November 8, 2014
9 am–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; reservations required.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Into the Galleries: How to talk to your kids about art

Back by popular demand! Join us to see how easy it is to instill a love of art from a young age. Get tips for talking to young children about art in a museum setting and discover the Barnes Foundation’s new game app for young learners, Keys to the Collection. While you study techniques to pique and maintain your child's interest, they’ll be busy making summer art projects and listening to stories. After the workshop, head into the Collection Gallery to practice what you’ve learned.

November 9, 2014
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free.

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

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ARTime Storytime: My Many Colored Days

By Dr. Seuss

A dazzling assortment of colors and animals and Dr. Seuss's bouncing rhymes. Make a colorful character stick puppet!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

November 13, 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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Annual Circles Soirée celebrating William Glackens

In celebration of your invaluable support of the Barnes with your Circles membership, join us for a special cocktail reception. Enjoy an exclusive viewing of the William Glackens exhibition and live music with Barnes leadership.

November 13, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. 215.278.7110

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ARTime Pajama Tour

Color Fun
Find fabulous colors. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

November 14, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Fall Colors

Fall colors cast rich earth tones on city and country living. Come ready to decorate a city park scene, watercolor a fall still life, and collage a falling leaves bag, all inspired by the art of William Glackens. 

November 14, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation
members only

New member welcome

A multifaceted collection with a complex history, the Barnes deserves an introduction. Spend a morning with Blake Bradford, director of education, and Aidan Vega, director of audience engagement, to learn about the founders, their collection, and their educational experiment. Plus, tips to make sure you're getting the most from your membership. Includes admission to collection and William Glackens.

November 15, 2014
10:30–11:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Fall Colors

Fall colors cast rich earth tones on city and country living. Come ready to decorate a city park scene, watercolor a fall still life, and collage a falling leaves bag, all inspired by the art of William Glackens. 

November 15, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ArtSee Activities: Fall Colors

Fall colors cast rich earth tones on city and country living. Come ready to decorate a city park scene, watercolor a fall still life, and collage a falling leaves bag, all inspired by the art of William Glackens. 

November 16, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Glackens

Seurat and Van Gogh

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

When Van Gogh arrived in Paris in 1886, he immediately visited the eighth and last impressionist exhibition, where he saw the work of George Seurat. Enthralled by Seurat’s theories of color and his understanding of the interaction of hues, Van Gogh may have begun to emulate Seurat’s methods. This seminar examines the Barnes’s Seurats and select works by Van Gogh to compare their conception of color. This workshop also considers works like The Postman, in which Van Gogh advanced innovations that have influenced several generations of twentieth- and twenty- first-century artists.

Mondays, November 17–December 8 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Glackens

The Urban Experience

Instructor: Susanna W. Gold, PhD

The city as a significant subject in American and European art emerged in the 19th century and developed into the 20th century. Looking at art produced in America and Europe from the 1870s to the 1930s, consider how the urban experience was influential for artists and viewers in terms of style, environment, and social experience. 

Mondays, November 17–December 8 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Dylan’s Day Out

By Peter Catalanotto

Get a dog's-eye view of the world when Dylan the dalmatian finds new black-and-white playmates. Make some colorful canines and companions!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

November 20, 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.

Barnes Foundation

Moss is Boss make-and-take

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

A complement to the Moss is Boss lecture, this workshop includes demonstrations on propagating and cultivating moss, along with a hands-on moss project to take home.

November 21, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $35; members $31

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Moss is Boss make-and-take

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

A complement to the Moss is Boss lecture, this workshop includes demonstrations on propagating and cultivating moss, along with a hands-on moss project to take home.

November 21, 2014
1–3 pm Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $35; members $31

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Artful Tasting: Absinthe

Delve into the unique history of the early 20th century with Barnes Retail Operations Manager Julie Steiner for a discussion of select artists and bohemian Paris’s beverage of choice, absinthe. Presented with Philadelphia Distilling’s Vieux Carré Absinthe Superieure.

Tasting 7–8 pm; collection access until 9 pm. 

 

November 21, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtKids Workshop: Fall Fashions

Strut your stuff! Fall is the time for a new wardrobe that needs to be seen. After exploring the work on view in the William Glackens exhibition, ArtKids design some decked-out fashions inspired by earth colors and shapes.

Drop-off workshop for ages 9–12; no parents or unregistered siblings, please!

November 23, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Friends and Family

Join us for an evening celebrating friends and family; we’ve invited friends of our Friday night music series, each with their own distinctive sound! Jazz duo Najwa Parkins and Justin Sekelewski are followed by Brian and Brendan of Mole Street with a blues-infused acoustic set. We close out the night with Philly’s own Mr. Sonny James, aka DJ Statik, who spins a powerful homage to family and friendship. Bring your friends and family to celebrate with ours! Collection access included.

8–9 pm jazz
9–10 pm blues-infused acoustic
10–11 pm DJ set 

November 28, 2014
8–11 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Henri’s Walk to Paris

By Leonore Klein

Henri packs a lunch and heads for the city. Hear the story, sing a French song, and make a Parisian adventure book.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

December 4, 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.

Barnes Foundation

Holiday wreath workshop

Instructors: Nicole Juday, horticulturist, and Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener

Using fresh-cut greens from the Barnes Arboretum and unusual natural decorative elements, learn simple techniques to create a custom wreath more beautiful and long-lasting than anything commercially available.

December 5, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $88; members $79

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! Artists on Site

Join us for the East coast’s first taste of Flash, a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by hip-hop artist Rennie Harris and butoh (Japanese dance theater) artist Michael Sakamoto. Hip-hop and butoh were born from urban subcultures in the postwar era, and embody a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. In partnership with the Painted Bride. The evening includes an educational talk on the significance of bringing practicing artists into the classroom.

6–7 pm Michael Sakamoto performance
7–7:20 pm artists in the classroom
7:30–8:30 pm Flash performance 

December 5, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Holiday wreath workshop

Instructors: Nicole Juday, horticulturist, and Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener

Using fresh-cut greens from the Barnes Arboretum and unusual natural decorative elements, learn simple techniques to create a custom wreath more beautiful and long-lasting than anything commercially available.

December 6, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $88; members $79

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Corporate Council Family Holiday Party

The Corporate Council Program invites you and your family to its third annual holiday open house. Join us for a self-guided tour of the galleries with complimentary audio guides for adults and children, and art projects for all ages: craft a holiday-themed bag, decorate your own gift wrap, and collage a pop-up notecard! Drop in with your family any time between 2 and 5 pm; festive snacks and drinks are provided.

December 6, 2014
2–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free.

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org

Barnes Foundation
members only

Trends in American Art

Join us for a lively conversation about the market for American art. Explore trends from the days of William Glackens to the present. Reception to follow.

December 8, 2014
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles and Contemporaries free. 215.278.7110

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ARTime Storytime: Henri’s Walk to Paris

By Leonore Klein

Henri packs a lunch and heads for the city. Hear the story, sing a French song, and make a Parisian adventure book.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

December 11, 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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

New member welcome

A multifaceted collection with a complex history, the Barnes deserves an introduction. Spend a morning with Blake Bradford, director of education, and Aidan Vega, director of audience engagement, to learn about the founders, their collection, and their educational experiment. Plus, tips to make sure you're getting the most from your membership. Includes admission to collection and William Glackens.

December 12, 2014
10:30–11:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens docent talks

Learn about the many aspects of William Glackens and his impact on modernist painting in America.

December 12, 2014
noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

William Glackens: Major Works and Sketchbooks

Join this intimate program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Enjoy an hour-long tour of William Glackens while learning about the lifelong friendship between Glackens and Dr. Barnes. After a short walk to PAFA’s campus, you’ll be treated to a rare look at Glackens’s sketchbooks.

Program ticket includes access to both organizations’ collections: Barnes Foundation 10 am–6 pm; PAFA 10 am–5 pm.

1–2 pm tour of William Glackens (Barnes Foundation)
2–2:30 pm self-guided tour with map to PAFA (15-minute stroll or 5-minute cab ride)
2:30–3 pm Glackens’s sketchbooks (PAFA)

December 13, 2014
1–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $50; members $40

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

“A New Type of Store”: Department Stores and Popular Culture, 1880–1930

Join Clare Sauro, curator of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University, for a presentation detailing the rise of the department store in the 19th century and its role in popular culture. Special emphasis is placed on Philadelphia’s own John Wanamaker, who transformed retailing and ushered in new attitudes towards fashion and consumer culture, which Glackens became famous for painting.

December 14, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Harry the Dirty Dog

By Gene Zion

Harry plays outside all day and returns home so dirty his family doesn’t recognize him! Find out what happens and design a doghouse.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

December 18, 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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens docent talks

Learn about the many aspects of William Glackens and his impact on modernist painting in America.

December 19, 2014
noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Pajama Tour

Homecoming
Hunt for homes of all sorts. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

December 19, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 19, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 20, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 21, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.