Programs: Calendar

Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Treasures through Stories and Songs

Join us for an evening steeped in the rich history of Philadelphia artistic traditions. Smooth jazz sets the stage as you mix and mingle and enjoy Philadelphia’s treasures, including the Orpheus Club, a men’s singing group. The evening includes a short talk on another Philadelphia treasure, artist William Glackens. The Barnes Foundation’s William Glackens includes more than 90 of the artist’s paintings and works on paper from some of America's finest private and public collections. Includes collection access. 

Program
6:00–6:30 pm  jazz
6:30–6:50 pm  Glackens talk
6:50–7:15 pm  Orpheus Club performance
7:20–8:00 pm  jazz

December 19, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

M'Balia Singley

First Friday! Celebrate the Moment

Join us for a toast to the new year and a celebration of Dr. Barnes's birthday with the music of M'Balia Singley and Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Friends, a roots-gospel-country band. Meet fashion designer Wale Oyejide, whose menswear line, Ikiré Jones, marries African aesthetics with Neapolitan tailoring. And hear a short talk by Barnes docent Molly Walker on the benefits of mindfulness and how Dr. Barnes advocated for it in his experiment in education. Don’t miss a moment this First Friday! In partnership with Onehunted.

Program
6–9 pm trunk show
6–7 pm live music
6:15 pm toast
7 pm mindfulness talk
7:30–8:30 pm live music

January 2, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

young professionals night

Young Professionals: Vintage Vaudeville

Young professionals night is back with art, music, and vaudeville. Pile on the feathers and fur to close out William Glackens in style. Expect vaudeville inspired by Glackens's era and a few peek-a-boo surprises. DJ beats and after-hours collection access for Philly's young industry elite.

January 30, 2015
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

first friday

First Friday! Carnaval

Bem-vindos! We’re heating up February’s First Friday Carnaval-style, with samba dancers and capoeira performers. Feel the energy of Brazil through live performances merging dance, rhythm, and martial arts. Unwind with cocktails and after-hours access to the collection. Includes an eye-opening short talk on our African collection. In partnership with Brazilian Day Philadelphia.

Program
6–7 pm live performances
7–7:20 pm the African collection
7:30–8:30 pm live performances

February 6, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

young professionals night

Love at the Barnes

Enjoy an intimate experience strolling past your favorite masterpieces accompanied by love songs. Cuddle up in the Annenberg Court while savoring complimentary champagne and chocolate.

Program
6–7 pm love songs in the Annenberg Court
7:30–8:30 pm love songs in Room 1

February 14, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $35; members $28

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

night

American Composers Respond

The Network for New Music presents contemporary classical music at the Barnes. American composers Stephen Hartke, Louis Karchin, Kristin Kuster, and Jeremy Gill debut art-inspired performances. Includes talks and collection access. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.

February 27, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $24

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

first friday

First Friday! Lights, Camera, Action!

Get glammed up and head to the Barnes for art, cocktails, and star power. We’re taking you back to old Hollywood as a nod to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme. Join us for Denise King’s musical tribute to legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan. Short talks include a spotlight on Jean Renoir, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s ceramicist son who became a major Hollywood filmmaker, plus a conversation with Nicole Juday, horticulture education and programs manager, about the starring role of flowers in impressionist paintings.

Program
6–7 pm live music
6:30–6:50 pm Spotlight on Jean Renoir
7–7:20 pm Starring Roles of Flowers
7:30–8:30 pm live music

March 6, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

wine

Artful Tastings: French Wines

Sample spirits and compare nuances of flavor, ingredients, scents, and regions with formal and sensory aspects of the collection’s masterworks. Collection access 6–7 pm, tasting 7–8:30 pm.

 

Tasting menu
White wines
Marcel Giraudon Aligoté
Christophe Thorigny Vouvray Sec

Red wines
Billard Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune
Domaine du Pas Saint Martin Saumur Rouge
Château Laffitte-Teston Madiran.

French cheese
Petit Basque
Délice de Bourgogne
Roquefort


March 20, 2015
6–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.