Programs: Calendar June 2014

members only

Container workshop

Learn principles of creative container design and techniques for effective installation and maintenance to create a custom container that will give your porch, patio, deck, or garden a splash of color all summer long. Choose unusual sun- or shade-loving plants to combine in your own design.

Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066.

April 25, 2015
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. Members $45; materials included. Registration required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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The History of the Barnes Arboretum

Albert and Laura Barnes built an impressive teaching garden with several champion trees, unusual ferns, and many rare and wonderful plants that have influenced generations of horticulturists.

April 25, 2015
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA Members free


Order of Things opening party

The Order of Things opening party

Be among the first to view The Order of Things, which presents three large-scale installations by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson. Each of these works, commissioned for the show, is inspired by the unusual way that Dr. Albert C. Barnes chose to display his collection.

Philly’s own King Britt will present a live, improvised sonic presentation along with bassist Anthony Tidd, guitarist Chuck Treece and keyboardist Damon Bennett.  

May 15, 2015
4–6 pm Supporter-level members and above
6–9 pm public opening
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; Patron-level, Contributor-level, and student members $20; Supporter-level members and above free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Corporate Council exhibition preview and executive networking

The Corporate Council program invites members to an evening of networking and professional development. Mingle and see the new exhibition, The Order of Things.

June 3, 2015
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Corporate Council members free

Reserve: 215.278.7120 or