Programs: Calendar April 2014

Jeanne Hebuterne, by Amadeo Modigliani

In Focus: Modigliani’s Jeanne Hébuterne

Gallery talk by Francesca Ferrari, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, January 23
2–2:30 pm Room 18 Free with admission

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

 

 

Tuesday, January 24
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Sunday, January 29
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

 

 

Tuesday, January 31
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Free First Sundays at the Barnes

Free First Sunday: Music and Dance and Talks, Oh My!

The afternoon is filled with culture from the African diaspora. Students from Haverford Friends School perform Zimbabwean music; the Dunya Performing Arts Company brings West African drumming, dance, and masks; and Onehunted presents a panel discussion called A Whole New Grind. 

 

 

Sunday, February 5
Collection access 10 am–5 pm; Programming 1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am. For more information, please click here.

Gaugin's Loulou

In Focus: Gauguin’s Mr. Loulou (Louis Le Ray)

Gallery talk by Galina Olmsted, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Delaware

 

Monday, February 6
2:00—2:30 pm Room 7 Free with admission

 

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

 

 

Tuesday, February 7
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Paris street signs in front of Eiffel tower

Lecture. Strolling through Paris with the Flâneur—A 19th-Century Perspective

Therese Dolan, professor of art history at Temple University, explores the phenomenon of the flâneur—a type that emerged in the crowded cities of the late 19th century. Typically a bourgeois gentleman with free time on his hands, the flâneur strolled the urban landscape, immersing himself in the modern crowd. Looking closely at paintings by Manet and Renoir, prints by Daumier and Gavarni, and the writings of Balzac and Baudelaire, Dolan explores the origins of this character and its expression in French culture.

Wednesday, February 8
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members and students $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, February 12
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Second Sunday of each month

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

 

 

Tuesday, February 14
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Friday, February 17
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sold out.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

Sunday, February 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Third Sunday of each month

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso's Girl with a Goat

In Focus: Picasso’s Girl with a Goat

Gallery talk by Francesca Ferrari, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Pennsylvania

© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Monday, February 20
2:00—2:30 pm Room 23 Free with admission

 

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

 

 

Tuesday, February 21
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Antin – Wonder of it All from King of Solana Beach—2, 1974-75

Installing Person of the Crowd: Panel Discussion and Member Q&A

New Program!
Installing Person of the Crowd: Panel Discussion and Member Q&A
Moderated by Barbara Buckley, Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Paintings

As part of Member Previews, join Barnes Collections staff for a panel discussion that reveals the installation process for our special exhibition, Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flanerie. Learn about the variety of considerations that go into bringing a show to fruition, including working with the artists and troubleshooting conservation issues, and hear behind-the-scenes stories from the days leading up to opening night.  

Please note: tickets for the panel discussion do not include exhibition access. Please book Member Preview tickets as well if you plan to view Person of the Crowd before or after the panel.

Friday, February 24
11 am–12 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Members only; free reservations required.

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

 

 

Tuesday, February 28
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Free First Sundays at the Barnes

Free First Sunday: STEAM Fair

Today’s STEAM Fair celebrates the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art, and math with 3D models of paintings created by students from the School District of Philadelphia—vote on your favorite!

 

 

Sunday, March 5
Collection access 10 am–5 pm; Programming 1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am. For more information, please click here.

Monet, Studio Boat

In Focus: Monet’s Studio Boat

Gallery talk by Galina Olmsted, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Delaware

Monday, March 6
2–2:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with admission

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

 

 

Tuesday, March 7
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Soutine's The Pastry Chef
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Modigliani and Soutine

Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine became friends while living in Montparnasse, the Parisian artistic and intellectual hub of the 1920s and ’30s. Learn more about their friendship and the very different ways they approached visual representation.

Thursday, March 9
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sold out.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, March 12
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Second Sunday of each month

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

Tuesday, March 14
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Rousseau's The Unpleasant Surprise, a bather caught unaware by a bear with a hunter pointing a gun at it
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Henri Rousseau

Though he never left Paris, Rousseau spent his career depicting exotic jungle scenes inspired by children’s books, botanical gardens, and even taxidermy animals. What drew Albert Barnes to these unusual landscapes? Examine Rousseau’s painting style and learn about his relationship to other Barnes favorites like Picasso and Matisse.

Wednesday, March 15
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sold out.

Photograph of Lee Mingwei

Lee Mingwei lecture

Lee Mingwei, whose work features in the Person of the Crowd exhibition, creates participatory installations through which strangers explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness. Lee has had solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In this lecture, he shares five stories on the themes of connection and beauty.

Wednesday, March 15
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: Art Themes

Explore the collection on thematic tours, so visitors of all ages can see the collection like never before.

 

Sunday, March 19
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission. Reservations required.

Third Sunday of each month

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Rouault's Acrobat

In Focus: Rouault’s Acrobat with Two Dogs

Gallery talk by Francesca Ferrari, doctoral candidate in the history of art, University of Pennsylvania

 

Monday, March 20
2–2:30 pm Room 19 Free with admission

 

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

Tuesday, March 21
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

ensemble

Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 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.

Tuesday, March 28
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

instruments under spotlights

Sound/Art/Space lecture

Composer Spencer Topel creates experimental music and sound installations that explore the relationship between sound and space. A recipient of numerous awards, including the Juilliard School’s Palmer Dixon Prize for best composition, Topel discusses his boundary-crossing work in anticipation of the March 30 performance of “Violine,” Topel’s masterwork for solo violin.

Wednesday, March 29
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members and students $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Thursday, March 30
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sold out.