Programs: Calendar

Barnes Foundation
members only

Circles and Corporate Council Conversation: The Business of Art

Join the Circles and Corporate Council for the first in a series of lively conversations on art as an investment.

March 16, 2015
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles and Corporate Council members free. Reserve: 215.287.7110

Barnes Foundation
members only

Private collection tour

Contemporaries, delight in an exquisite Center City private collection. Learn how the collectors first began to develop their artistic eye and passion for visual arts.

March 31, 2015
6–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free. Reserve: 215.287.7110

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members only

Conversation with Jerry Saltz

Indulge in a provocative and insightful conversation with renowned art critic and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Jerry Saltz, senior critic for New York Magazine. Questions and dialogue encouraged. Reception follows.

April 7, 2015
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free

Reserve: 215.287.7110

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The Order of Things Artist Installation in Progress

Join curator Martha Lucy for a conversation about the exhibition concept and a behind-the-scenes look at the site-specific installations being created for Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things. Learn about the artists’ inspiration, materials, and process.

April 28, 2015
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circle Supporters and above free.

Reserve: 215.287.7110

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The Order of Things Circles preview

Hear an exclusive preview lecture and meet the featured artists during the Circles preview of the exhibition Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things. Enjoy a presentation and brunch reception with curator Martha Lucy.

May 15, 2015
9:30 am–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free

Reserve: 215.287.7110

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Private collection tour for Contemporaries

As a member of the Contemporaries, your arts patronage provides you insider access to explore one of Philadelphia’s great private contemporary art collections.

May 20, 2015
6–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free

Reserve: 215.278.7110

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Contemporaries VIP reception

Fashionable scene, specialty cocktails, and insights on the Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things exhibition, exclusively for Contemporaries members.

June 12, 2015
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Contemporaries free

Reserve: contemporaries@barnesfoundation.org or 215.278.7110

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Dr. Barnes and Matisse: Collecting, Conversations, and the Commission

Circles members enjoy a workshop and lunch. The morning focuses on the relationship between Dr. Barnes and Henri Matisse via their correspondence and visits. Following lunch, join scholar Jack Flam and Barnes educator Leslie Bowen for a close study of the Matisses in the collection.

June 16, 2015
10:30 am–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles and Contemporaries $175

Reserve: 215.278.7110