Programs: Calendar

First Friday! Summer Soul featuring VINX

Chillax this summer with the music of VINX during an irresistibly soulful First Friday. VINX is a one-man musical powerhouse who combines soaring vocals, layered grooves, and primal hand drums. His original songs fuse storytelling with the heart and soul of a ballad. VINX has recorded and toured with Stevie Wonder, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Branford Marsalis, Ernie Watts, and Cher. Includes collection admission.

Program
6–7 pm live music, Annenberg Court
7:45–8:45 pm live music, Annenberg Court

 

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Friday, June 3
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members free

Includes collection access. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Young Professionals Night
members only

Contemporaries VIP Reception at YP Night

Mingle with fellow Contemporaries members and enjoy light bites and cocktails to kick off another fabulous young professionals night

Friday, June 10
6:30-7:30pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries Free

Reserve: 215.278.7110.

Young professionals night: SPLASH!

Here comes the sun! We’re painting the town a brilliant shade of summer at our next young professionals night. Admire Prendergast’s shimmering seas and dive into Glackens’s beach scenes, then escape with a cocktail and live beats by Worldtown SoundSystem, DJ Sabeel Chohan, and Trinidelphia. Then things get tropical: starting June 24, the Barnes heats up with Nari Ward: Sun Splashed, an exhibition of works by a Jamaican-born artist who explores the dynamics of power and politics behind his Caribbean roots and New York identity. Whether you relax in the galleries or recharge on the dance floor, make a splash in your brightest, boldest hues with hundreds of young art aficionados.

Hosted by the Contemporaries.

Young Professionals Night is sponsored by

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 10
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $30; members $15; Contemporaries free

Includes collection access. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Circus Surprise

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed opening party

Be one of the first to explore Sun Splashed, a mid-career survey of the found-object assemblage art of Nari Ward. Animated by flânerie—the idle, detached observation of street life that 19th-century writers associated with the rise of modern cities—and making reference to African tribal art, Ward’s oeuvre resonates with the Barnes collection and speaks with penetrating insight and imagination to a broad range of subjects, including black history and culture, the dynamics of power and politics, and Caribbean diaspora identity.

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed, installation view, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2015. Photo courtesy Pérez Art Museum Miami. Photo by STUDIO LHOOQ

Friday, June 24
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members $20

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.