Programs: Calendar

Barnes building

First Friday! Sax and the Beat: A Dynamic Duologue

Saxophonist Steve Wilson and drummer Lewis Nash join forces at the Barnes for a dynamic “duologue,” a one-on-one musical conversation that melds brilliant swinging sax sounds with lyrical, rhythmic drumbeats. Dive in as these two jazz titans take you on an adventurous ride through modern jazz and discover why allaboutjazz.com claims “it’s a treat to hear them work their magic.”

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

pulled pork slider with slaw
salt and vinegar potato chips
watermelon mojitos

July 3, 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.

The Sounds of France

The Sounds of France

Raise a complimentary glass of French wine as we celebrate the intersection of French and American art in the Barnes collection with the wonderful sounds of La Vie en Rose Band, where the melodious voice of French singer Tiphanie joins a trio of musicians from around the world. The Sounds of France will keep you swinging all night!

Friday, July 10
6-9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Book general admission or member tickets  online or call 215.278.7200.

ESTAR(SER)

Art of Attention

A performance, lecture, and workshop. What does it mean to “pay attention” to art? How can we do it better? Learn the art of attention at this performance, lecture, and workshop led by visiting members of the artists’ collective known as ESTAR(SER), where they present new findings on the history of artistic enchantment and lead audience members through exercises of sustained attention. Includes collection access.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
11am-12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200

 

Barnes building

First Friday! The Creatives

Brian LaPann heats up the mic with his unique blend of blues, rock, and funk. The evening includes Renegade Company’s original theatrical performance inspired by Angelo Pinto’s reverse glass paintings in the Barnes collection. An evening of eclectic creativity awaits!

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

grilled, prosciutto-wrapped peaches over arugula
stacked Jersey tomato Caprese

August 7, 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.

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 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. Followed by a short talk on the African collection.

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

sweet and savory macaroons

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.