Programs: Calendar

Person of the Crowd opening party

Break out your top hats and beaded dresses for our Person of the Crowd opening party! Come decked out in your best historical or contemporary dandy attire, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.

Friday, February 24
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members $20; college students free with valid ID (walk-up only)

Register online or call 215.278.7200

A page from an old choir book

Resounding Voices Choral Series: Vigilia

Resounding Voices is a new free choral series showcasing vocal traditions from around the world on Sunday afternoons, alternating with the Solo Series. Guest conductor Robert Whalen leads the talented Philadelphia Voices in this inaugural program featuring a complete performance of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s stunning Vigilia for a cappella choir. At once peaceful and awe-inspiring, Vigilia is a beautiful and apt beginning to the Resounding Voices Choral Series.

Sunday, February 26
3–4:15 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Two salsa dancers

First Friday! Salsa

Come out for a night of live music and salsa dancing! Elvis Bonilla y su Orquesta bring the beats and Estilo Dance Company provides instruction until 6:30 pm; after that the floor is yours.

6–6:30 pm dance instruction
6:30–9 pm dancing

First Friday! is sponsored by

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Friday, March 3
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $28; college students $10 (walk-up only); members free. Collection access included.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

midnight in paris poster

Film. Midnight in Paris

Directed by Woody Allen, 2011. 94 min.

For Gil, the uninspired screenwriter at the center of this award-winning film, aimless urban wandering becomes a source of creativity. While on a trip to Paris, Gil begins taking midnight walks through the city and finds himself transported to the 1920s, into a social circle that includes Dalí, Eliot, Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude and Leo Stein. Martha Lucy introduces the film, discussing Albert Barnes’s friendship with the historical figures depicted.

Monday, March 20
7:30–9:05 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $14; members and students $7

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Pauline Kim Harris playing the violin

Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin

Electrifying violinist Pauline Kim Harris presents the next installment of the cutting-edge Solo Series at the Barnes Foundation that redefines the modern violin. The performances includes Spencer Topel’s contemporary masterpiece “Violine,” Bach’s “Chaconne in D minor,” Heinrich Biber’s “Passacaglia,” and Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Six Caprices.”. This concert follows an exciting, interactive lecture with Dartmouth professor and composer Spencer Topel on Wednesday, March 29, during which audiences can learn more about his work and thoughts on “Sound / Art / Space.”

Friday, March 31
8–9:30 pm $30; members $20; students $15

Register online or call 215.278.7200