Programs: Calendar

Tasting at the Barnes

Artful Tastings: Hard Cider

Join Ben Watson, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own to sample ciders and consider the works in The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Tasting 7–8 pm; book signing after; collection and exhibition access until 9 pm. With John Gatti, senior instructor for art and aesthetics.

September 19, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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First Friday! Flamenco Fiesta

Feel the passion from Spain with Philadelphia's own De Luna a Lunares flamenco ensemble. Led by renowned Philadelphia-based flamenco artist/teacher Monica Herrera and esteemed flamenco guitarist Cristian Puig, the evening is set to inspire with the sounds, rhythms, and energy of Spain! Plus a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an education tool, led by Jennifer Nadler, K-12 and educator programs manager.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm De Luna a Lunares
7–7:20 pm dance as an educational tool
7:30–8:30 pm De Luna a Lunares

October 3, 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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Young Professionals Night: Mementos from Paris

Escape to a Paris-inspired fall fête for young art lovers: a one-night rendezvous of art, style, and music. Dance to the grande dame of progressive house, DJ Kristin Garofalo, and chill by our terrace-turned-French bistro. 

October 24, 2014
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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members only

Contemporaries fête

Enjoy a reception for the Contemporaries in advance of young professionals night. Hear an exclusive talk on the forthcoming William Glackens exhibition and the importance of Dr. Barnes’s friendship with this American modernist. 

October 24, 2014
6:30–7:30 pm VIP reception
7:30–10 pm young professionals night
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free. 215.278.7110

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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; plus a reading from the Archives spotlighting the relationship between Glackens and Dr. Barnes.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm live performance
7–7:30 pm reading from the Archives
7:30–8:30 pm live performance

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.