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Pasión y Arte

First Friday! Pasión y Arte: Flamenco

Pasión y Arte brings flamenco to the Barnes, showcasing the intimate style called tablao. Featuring vocalists Barbara Martinez and Hector Marquez, guitarist Raphael Brunn, dancers Xianix Barrera and Alexa Milton, and artistic director Elba Hevia y Vaca.

Photo by Mike Hurwitz.

First Friday! is sponsored by

Blue Moon





Friday, June 2
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $28; college students $10 with valid ID (walk-up only); members free. Collection access included.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Young Professionals Night

Young Professionals Night: All the Rage

From Soutine’s frenetic strokes to Matisse's blazing colors, dig into masterpieces that defined expressionism in early modern art, revealing the artist’s passions, fury, or desires. With live beats, bites, and sips, #BarnesYP night is all the rage with Philly's young industry leaders and art lovers this summer. Dress code: cocktail attire in raging red.

Hosted by the Contemporaries.

Young Professionals Night is sponsored by 

Blue Moon   Mole Street

 

 

 

Friday, June 9
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $35; members $15

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Eton Choirbook

Resounding Voices Choral Series: Vigilia

This concert series fills the space of the Annenberg Court with a dramatic chorus of voices on Sundays, alternating monthly with the Solo Series. Evolving out of Dr. Barnes’s interest in choral music, Resounding Voices features a diverse array of musical periods and genres, with upcoming performances by the Westminster Choir, St. Thomas Gospel Choir, and other exciting choral artists.

This performance includes the rarely heard Vigilia by Rautavaara alongside other beautiful 20th- and 21st-century works, sung by the Philadelphia Voices and led by guest conductor Robert Whalen.

The 4 pm sound check will be free and open to the public, followed by a ticketed 5 pm concert.

Includes collection access 3:30–5 pm.

Sunday, June 18
5–6:15 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $30; members $20; students $10

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Havana concert

Solo Series Special Guest: Mozart in Havana

In their first US tour and only appearance in Philadelphia, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra travels from Cuba to the Barnes Foundation to perform, with acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the works of their new Sony album, Mozart in Havana.

For the recording, Grammy nominee Dinnerstein collaborated with the orchestra over three long, sleepless nights, using donated strings and recording equipment brought in by Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse.

Their collaborative performance here at the Barnes, which features Mozart’s Piano Concerti no. 21 and 23, is a testament to the ability of music to cross all cultural and language barriers.

In Dinnerstein’s own words: "My first direct connection to Cuba came in 2013 when my former piano teacher Solomon Mikowsky inaugurated a piano festival in Havana and invited me to play. Two years later I returned to his festival, this time to play a Mozart concerto with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. I had not known what to expect, and they were stunning. The orchestra mixed conservatory students, recent graduates, and professors. They played with thoughtful sensitivity and sensual beauty, despite the fact that in some cases the materials they were using were inferior. It was clear that the sound they made came from inside them, not simply from their instruments. I left thinking that the world would be hearing much more from them."

Read more at https://www.sonyclassical.com/releases/88985382442

Includes collection access 6–7 pm.

 

Monday, June 19
7 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $10; members and students $5

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

The Magnificent Seven

Film. The Magnificent Seven

Directed by John Sturges, 1960. 128 min.

Playing on the “urban rider” theme explored in the works of Mohamed Bourouissa, the Barnes presents The Magnificent Seven, the 1960 classic starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. A remake of Seven Samurai, the Japanese epic historical film from 1954, The Magnificent Seven set the standard for the American Western genre and was declared by the US National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, aesthetically significant.”

Monday, June 26
8–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $14; members and students $7

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Mohamed Bourouissa's Horse Day

Opening of Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders

Join us in celebrating Bourouissa’s first major solo exhibition in Philadelphia, featuring approximately 85 works, including drawings, photos, costumes, and sculptures, and a video. Many of the works relate to his 2014 project, which focused on a North Philadelphia community’s efforts at neighborhood revitalization via a horseback-riding event. 

Friday, June 30
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members $20

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.