Programs: Calendar

Oran Etkin

First Friday! One World of Jazz: From Africa to Israel and Beyond

African and Jewish music meet modern jazz in Kelenia, the debut album by clarinetist and saxophonist Oran Etkin. Describing the love between different kinds of people, Kelenia, presented by Intercultural Journeys, bridges world beats and joins Etkin with Malian griot musicians Balla Kouyate (balafon) and Makane Kouyate (calabash and vocals), American bassist Marcos Varela, and special guest Malian vocalist Abdoulaye Diabate. Go on a musical journey that transcends cultural boundaries, seamlessly fusing swing rhythms with traditional African and Israeli music in "exulted moments of beautiful lyricism," according to Jazz Improv Magazine.

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase. This event's menu includes:

sweet and savory macaroons

 

 
First Friday! is sponsored by Macy's.

 

September 4, 2015
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.

Artful Tastings: An evening with La Colombe Coffee Roasters

La Colombe coffee takes center stage as we taste Different Drum, a locally distilled rum infused with the Philly coffee roasters’ Geisha coffee. Try three unique cocktails created to highlight Different Drum’s creative combination of cane sugar and coffee.

The tasting includes light fare—coffee-spiced jerk chicken skewers with cilantro-lime yogurt and grilled pineapple salsa—and freshly brewed La Colombe coffee. Explore the Collection Gallery prior to the tasting and take part in discussions lead by La Colombe and Barnes staff.

Program
6–7 pm collection access
7–8:30 pm tasting and discussion

Friday, September 11
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40, members $32

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen

Opening party for Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting

It's ironwork's time to shine! Celebrate the public opening of two new exhibitions inspired by the 887 pieces of European and American ironwork in the Barnes collection.

Strength and Splendor spotlights the world’s most important collection of wrought iron objects, and Metal Painting is a large-scale contemporary commission of hundreds of “portraits” of ironwork objects at the Barnes.

Enjoy a live performance by award-winning saxophone quartet Project Fusion. Splash, the magazine of the Chicago Sun-Times, calls this incredible quartet “a joy to watch—sparkling as much as the instruments in their hands.”

Be first to see the two shows! Don't miss an unforgettable evening of art, cocktails and live music.

September 18, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $22

Exhibition and collection admission included. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.