Programs: Calendar

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! William Glackens opening party: Vaudeville

In celebration of the William Glackens exhibition, we're going on a rip-roaring ride of live entertainment, vaudeville-style. Hosted by comedian Maggy Keegan of Figment Theater, with Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society; tap dancer Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley accompanied by percussionist Dendê; and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm live performance
7:30–8:30 pm live performance

Image: William James Glackens. Vaudeville Team (detail), c. 1908–1909. London Family Collection

November 7, 2014
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.

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Artful Tasting: Absinthe

Delve into the unique history of the early 20th century with Barnes Retail Operations Manager Julie Steiner for a discussion of select artists and bohemian Paris’s beverage of choice, absinthe. Presented with Philadelphia Distilling’s Vieux Carré Absinthe Superieure.

Tasting 7–8 pm; collection access until 9 pm. 

 

November 21, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Friends and Family

Join us for an evening celebrating friends and family; we’ve invited friends of our Friday night music series, each with their own distinctive sound! Jazz duo Najwa Parkins and Justin Sekelewski are followed by Brian and Brendan of Mole Street with a blues-infused acoustic set. We close out the night with Philly’s own Mr. Sonny James, aka DJ Statik, who spins a powerful homage to family and friendship. Bring your friends and family to celebrate with ours! Collection access included.

8–9 pm jazz
9–10 pm blues-infused acoustic
10–11 pm DJ set 

November 28, 2014
8–11 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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First Friday! Artists on Site

Join us for the East coast’s first taste of Flash, a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by hip-hop artist Rennie Harris and butoh (Japanese dance theater) artist Michael Sakamoto. Hip-hop and butoh were born from urban subcultures in the postwar era, and embody a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. In partnership with the Painted Bride. The evening includes an educational talk on the significance of bringing practicing artists into the classroom.

6–7 pm Michael Sakamoto performance
7–7:20 pm artists in the classroom
7:30–8:30 pm Flash performance 

December 5, 2014
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.