Celebrate our new summer exhibition Sun Splashed with cocktails and live music. Friday, June 24, 6–9 pm.
Programs: Calendar June 2014
Members of the Leadership Circle and above visit the conservation lab to enjoy a private presentation about the conservation team’s most recent projects with Barbara Buckley, senior director of conservation and chief conservator of paintings.
Every artist has their muse, and every muse has their story. Find out which sitter Matisse credited with influencing his famous sense of color, which sitter he spotted on a film set in Nice, and more about the people portrayed in some of his most noted works in the Barnes collection.
You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.
For centuries, visual expression has been used to transcend the boundaries of written language. Highlighting our collection of religious works, this tour decodes the symbols of the saints—which contemporary viewers would have recognized readily—and delves into their dramatic stories.
New Circles members are invited to join us for a light continental breakfast to meet the Circles staff and to learn about membership benefits and what’s in store in the year ahead. Following this brief presentation, a docent leads the group on a tour of the collection.