Programs: Calendar May 2013

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Introduction to Visual Literacy

(Section I)

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

This engaging course is part of the original curriculum of the Barnes Foundation. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, students explore the entire collection as they learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing the elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning.

Mondays August 31, 2015-May 9, 2016 (28 classes)
6-8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Informed Perception

Part I: Informed Perception

Instructor: William Perthes
Having the galleries of the Barnes Foundation as your classroom is an experience you won't soon forget! Informed Perception introduces the concepts and application of the objective method of art analysis through direct engagement. This class provides highly motivated students the opportunity to challenge themselves through immersion in our objective approach to the arts. While there are no prerequisites for this course, students should expect a dynamic and rigorous learning experience including required readings, written assignments, and papers.

Tuesdays, September 1–December 15; no class September 15 and 22 (14 classes)
Noon–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $750; members $675

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Ensembles

Ensembles - Third Year

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

The Barnes collection contains a diverse range of objects: paintings, furniture, metalwork, other decorative arts, and more. Albert Barnes arranged them into “ensembles” that invite close looking by creating formal connections across traditional categories. Students deepen their understanding of the design, aesthetic, and conceptual associations in the gallery installations.

September 1, 2015 (Start of semester course)
11 am–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

This class has been sold out. If you wish to be added to our waitlist, please call 215.278.7300.

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Premier Tour: Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism / A Closer Look

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, September 1 
4–5:30 pm  
Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, September 1  
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

September 1, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Traditions

Traditions

Instructor: Linda Robinson, M.Ed.

Study the evolution of art in the Barnes collection. Discover how artists learned from and developed creative responses to their predecessors, explore the influence of old masters like Michelangelo and Rembrandt on artists as diverse as Matisse and Renoir, and learn how 20th-century innovations like cubism, fauvism, and abstract expressionism were inspired by the impressionists and post-impressionists.

September 1, 2015 (Start of year-long course)
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online for the 1-3 pm class or call 215.278.7200.

The Tradions in Art

Part II: Traditions in Art

Instructor: William Perthes
An overview of art as it has developed through history. Includes required readings and written assignments. Completion of Part I: Informed Perception is helpful but not required.

This course is designed to be the second of three courses under the de Mazia Certificate Program. Students who successfully complete Part I: Informed Perception, Part II: Traditions in Art and one Part III: Seminar course are eligible to earn the Certificate of Completion.

Tuesdays, September 1–December 15; no class September 15 and 22 (14 classes)
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $750; members $675

This class has been sold out. If you wish to be added to our waitlist, please call 215.278.7308.

Introduction to Visual Literacy

Introduction to Visual Literacy

(Section II)

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

This engaging course is part of the original curriculum of the Barnes Foundation. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, students explore the entire collection as they learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing the elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning.

September 2, 2015 (Start of year-long course)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Famously Unorthodox: Barnes Wall Ensemble Tour

What makes the Barnes unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the "universal language of art" according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his "experiments in education" that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

September 3, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 4, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Pajama Tour: Looking for Work

See different kinds of jobs people do on this fun gallery hunt. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

September 4, 2015
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Included with collection admission; members free. Reservations required.

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, presented by Intercultural Journeys, 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.

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

sweet and savory macaroons

 

 
First Friday! is sponsored by Macy's.

 

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.

ArbChat

ArbChat: The wonderful world of moss

Learn the nuances of growing versatile moss, including regional varieties, companion plantings, and moss transplanting.

ArbChats are free demonstrations at the arboretum by Barnes gardeners and volunteers on select Saturdays.

 

 

Saturday, September 5
2–2:45 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 Free with $5 arboretum admission

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 5, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 6, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Photographer: Katherine Raines

ArtSee Activities: At Work

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in programs for all ages on Free First Sundays.

It’s fall and thoughts turn to work. Yard work, schoolwork, and chores of all sorts. Get your artwork going in full force by making an imaginative set of tools, a box, and a bag.

 

Sunday, September 6
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; drop-in

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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Premier Tour: Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism / A Closer Look

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, September 8 
4–5:30 pm  
Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, September 8  
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

September 8, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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Member Tour: Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent.

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, September 9  
11am–noon  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

Reservations required.

 

 

September 9, 2015
11am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ARTime Storytime

ARTime Storytime: Andrew Drew and Drew

by Barney Saltzberg

When Andrew gets hold of a pencil, anything can happen!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 10, 2015
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; registration required.

Book tickets online for the 10:30 session or the 11:30 session or call 215.278.7200.

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Famously Unorthodox: Barnes Wall Ensemble Tour

What makes the Barnes unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the "universal language of art" according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his "experiments in education" that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

September 10, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

The Art and Nature of the Garden Sketchbook

The Art and Nature of the Garden Sketchbook

Instructor: Jeff Charlesworth

Learn various graphic techniques that go beyond traditional record-keeping to record and enrich your observations about the natural world and your garden. Using graphic illustration (pencil, watercolor, and other media) and principles of landscape architecture, create a beautiful and valuable reference to inspire you, help you see more creatively, and make you a better gardener.

 

Fridays, September 11, 18, 25 (3 classes)
10 am–12:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $105; members $94*

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 11, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Artful Tastings: An evening with La Colombe Coffee Roasters

La Colombe coffee takes center stage as we taste Different Drum, a locally distilled rum infused with the Philly coffee roasters’ Geisha coffee. Try three unique cocktails created to highlight Different Drum’s creative combination of cane sugar and coffee.

The tasting includes light fare—coffee-spiced jerk chicken skewers with cilantro-lime yogurt and grilled pineapple salsa—and freshly brewed La Colombe coffee. Explore the Collection Gallery prior to the tasting and take part in discussions lead by La Colombe and Barnes staff.

Program
6–7 pm collection access
7–8:30 pm tasting and discussion

Friday, September 11
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40, members $32

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Rittenhouse Square

The Art of Architecture – Rittenhouse Square

Instructor: Ross Mitchell
How many times have you passed a remarkable example of architecture and not noticed? Slow down and join us for a walking tour of the unique buildings surrounding Rittenhouse Square in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. These buildings will be examined in terms of the aesthetics of each design and the building’s relationship to other nearby buildings. Philadelphia’s built environment offers a wide range of shapes and textures open to creative understanding. Explore the art in the architecture of these buildings and their ever evolving cultural legacy.

 

September 12, 2015
10 am - 12 pm This tour will meet at the Guard House in the center of Rittenhouse Square at 9:45 am. $20; members $18

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 12, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 13, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour: Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism / A Closer Look

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, September 15 
4–5:30 pm  
Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, September 15  
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

September 15, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ARTime Storytime

ARTime Storytime: Good Night, Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Ringer and Tom Lichtenheld

Tough trucks work with all their might down at the construction site until it’s time to say good night.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

 

September 17, 2015
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; registration required.

Book tickets online for the 10:30 session or the 11:30 session or call 215.278.7200.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes Wall Ensemble Tour

What makes the Barnes unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the "universal language of art" according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his "experiments in education" that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

September 17, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 18, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Strength and Splendor
members only

Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting member preview

Members are among the first to view the Barnes’s latest exhibitions, Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting, before they open to the public.

September 18, 2015
11 am–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Please call 215.278.7200.

Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen

Opening party for Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting

It's ironwork's time to shine! Celebrate the public opening of two new exhibitions inspired by the 887 pieces of European and American ironwork in the Barnes collection.

Strength and Splendor spotlights the world’s most important collection of wrought iron objects, and Metal Painting is a large-scale contemporary commission of hundreds of “portraits” of ironwork objects at the Barnes.

Enjoy a live performance by award-winning saxophone quartet Project Fusion. Splash, the magazine of the Chicago Sun-Times, calls this incredible quartet “a joy to watch—sparkling as much as the instruments in their hands.”

Be first to see the two shows! Don't miss an unforgettable evening of art, cocktails and live music.

September 18, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $22

Exhibition and collection admission included. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Ellen Philips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden

The Art of Sculpture - Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden

Instructor: David Nolan
This discussion explores the unique sculpture environment of the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden along the banks of the Schuylkill River below Boat House Row. Developed over nearly thirty years, this sculptural landscape offers the viewer a wide range of works by both national and international artists presenting a variety of subjects and forms for consideration. This tour involves a minimum of walking. Parking is available below the Girard Avenue Bridge on Kelly Drive.

 

September 19, 2015
10 am - 12 pm This tour will meet at 9:45 AM at the Lipchitz Sculpture in the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden located on Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River, south of the Girard Avenue Bridge. $20; members $18

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

ArbChat

ArbChat: Five fall perennials to extend the season

Summer may be over, but there’s still plenty of time to work in the garden; fall perennials can extend your gardening well into autumn.

ArbChats are free demonstrations at the arboretum by Barnes gardeners and volunteers on select Saturdays. 

 

Saturday, September 19
2–2:45 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 Free with $5 arboretum admission

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 19, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 20, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Photographer: Katherine Raines

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. Collection admission included; reservations required.

September 20, 2015
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Collection admission included; reservations required.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, September 22 
4–5:30 pm  
Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, September 22  
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

September 22, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes Wall Ensemble Tour

What makes the Barnes unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the "universal language of art" according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his "experiments in education" that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

September 24, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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Design with Confidence! A step-by-step approach

Instructor: Jules Bruck, APLD

Designing a garden should be fun, but it can easily become overwhelming. By learning to measure your garden space, put it on paper, make design decisions, and communicate your ideas using quick landscape graphics, you’ll save money, time, and back pain. Students practice landscape design and plant combination skills to get a boost of gardening confidence.

September 25, 2015 (Start of 3-class workshop)
1–3:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $105; members $94

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 25, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ArbChat

ArbChat: Cyanotypes from garden specimens

Combine the beauty of art and nature as you make your own cyanotype from garden specimens.

ArbChats are free demonstrations at the arboretum by Barnes gardeners and volunteers on select Saturdays.

Saturday, September 26
2–2:45 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 Free with $5 arboretum admission

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 26, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum tour

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections-as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

September 27, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, September 29 
4–5:30 pm  
Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, September 29
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

September 29, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Prometheus Bound

The Wrath of the Gods: The Art of Prometheus Bound

Instructor:  Christine Stoughton, Ph.D.
This course will focus on Peter Paul Rubens and his masterpiece Prometheus Bound in conjunction with the exhibit The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens being shown at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rubens and his work will be examined within the context of the traditions that influenced him and, in turn, his influence on artists that followed him.The first two sessions will be held at the Barnes preparing for the final session on October 14, 2015 where we will be viewing the exhibit at PMA.

9/30/15 – 10/14/15 (3 sessions; 2 at Barnes and one at PMA)
1-3 pm Barnes Foundation/Philadelphia Museum of Art $150; members $135

Register online or call 215.278.7200.