Programs: Calendar June 2014

Bing Moulin Rouge
members only

Member Preview of Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890-1950

As a member, see the show before the public opening.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 6
10am-5pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members Free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

To reserve online, follow the link and select your desired date from the calendar.

 

Bing Moulin Rouge
members only

Member preview of Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890-1950

As a member, see the show before the public opening.

 

 

 

Friday, October 7
10am-5pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members Free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

To reserve online, follow the link and select your desired date from the calendar.

 

Parkway Plantings
members only

Parkway Plantings

Join Barnes gardener Rachel Burlington for a tour of the Parkway grounds.

 

 

Saturday, October 15
11 am-noon Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Matisse, red madras headress
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece Tour, Matisse's Models

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.

 

© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wednesday, October 19
2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Book a 2pm tour online or call 215.278.7200.

A group of Contemporary members pose for a photo at the bar at the VIP reception.
members only

Contemporaries VIP Reception

Mingle with fellow Contemporaries members and enjoy light bites and cocktails to kick off another fabulous Young Professionals Night.

Friday, October 21
6:30-7:30pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries Free

Reserve: 215.278.7110.

members only

Albert Barnes, African Art, and the Modernist Photographic Vision

Wendy A. Grossman, curatorial associate at The Phillips Collection and lecturer for New York University, Washington DC Program

Photography played a critical role in the way African objects came to be appreciated as modern art in the first half of the 20th century. Starting from a Man Ray photograph of an African mask in the Barnes collection, this talk explores the intersection of avant-garde tastes, African art, and photography, in conjunction with the exhibition Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890–1950.

 

 

Saturday, October 29
2–3 pm Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Matisse, three sisters on grey background
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Family Influences

Artists don’t create work in a vacuum; they are influenced by a myriad of factors, notably the people closest to them: their families. Learn about how the partners, children, and siblings of Matisse, Renoir, and Van Gogh affected the works and careers of these artists.

 

© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wednesday, November 16
11 am and 2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Book an 11am tour or a 2pm tour online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso, <i>Acrobat and Young Harlequin</i>
members only

Interpreting the Clues: The Metamorphosis of Picasso's Paintings

The surfaces of many of Picasso’s pictures reveal evidence of hidden compositions. Join Ann Hoenigswald, senior conservator of paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, as she goes beneath the surface of Picasso’s art with X-radiographs and infrared images.

 

 © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

Saturday, November 19
2-3pm Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Glackens Street Cleaners - two men clean a winter street while passersby look on
members only

Member Appreciation Talk with Martha Lucy

Join Martha Lucy, deputy director for education & public programs and curator, for an afternoon talk exclusively for members.

Friday, December 2
Noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Glackens Street Cleaners - two men clean a winter street while passersby look on
members only

Member Appreciation Talk with Sylvie Patry

Join Sylvie Patry, deputy director for collections and exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator, for an afternoon talk exclusively for members.

Friday, December 9
Noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Member Tour
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Saints and Their Stories

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.

Friday, December 16
11 am and 2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Book an 11am tour or a 2pm tour online or call 215.278.7200.