Programs: Calendar

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 2, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 5, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! French Cabaret

Escape to Paris at a cabaret-inspired fête––a sensual feast for your eyes and ears! Dive into the Parisian and Golden Age listening to sounds of the Avalon Jazz Band featuring dances that harken back to jazz halls, flappers, and dandies dancing in a whirlwind to soulful rhymes and rhythms. Activities include a short talk on the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.

No Paris trip is complete without the French bistro experience. Sip apéritifs, and savor mini baguette sandwiches, pommes frites, and macarons available for purchase at the Annenberg Court. Or make an evening of it with an intimate dinner at our Garden Café.

Program
6–9 pm  The Collector screening
6–7 pm  jazz set
7–7:20 pm  The World Is an Apple talk       
7:30–8:30 pm  jazz set 

September 5, 2014
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.

Barnes Foundation

Private Gardens of Delaware County

The Alumni Association presents a tour of two private gardens owned and designed by horticulturists Andrew Bunting in Swarthmore and Adam Levine and Tom Borkowski in Media. See how professionals pair plant culture knowledge with design skills. Registrants receive driving directions. 

September 6, 2014
10 am–noon $12, members $10

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 6, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 9, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 12, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 13, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Jean Renoir

An Afternoon with Jean Renoir

To celebrate Jean Renoir's birthday (September 15), join us for a talk about his ceramics, which Dr. Barnes collected, and a screening of his cinematic masterpiece La Grande Illusion (1937). In this film, Renoir creates a tragic chamber drama of prison camp life and death in World War I, in which he uses the POW encampment as a microcosm of Europe, studying the interplay of a motley group of French officers forced to live together under the eyes of their German captors. A Q&A session follows the screening. In partnership with Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Program
2–2:15 pm introduction to Jean Renoir’s ceramic work by Barnes docent
2:15–2:45 pm talk by Maurizio Giammarco, PhD, Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University, exploring Renoir’s cinematic technique, artistic tradition, cultural context, and historical perspective to inform and intensify the audience’s engagement with these exceptional motion pictures.
2:45–4:40 pm La Grande Illusion screening
4:40–5 pm film discussion led by Maurizio Giammarco

September 13, 2014
2–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 14, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 16, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 19, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 20, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 21, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

(The world is an) Apple talk and tasting

Author and apple historian Ben Watson discusses the cultural history of the apple and what it has represented over time, from its roots in Central Asia to Europe and America. Followed by an apple tasting. Includes admission to The World Is an Apple.

September 21, 2014
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 23, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Soutine
members only

Willem de Kooning: Encountering Soutine at the Barnes

Join Judith Zilczer, curator emerita of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, for a lecture about de Kooning’s visit to the Barnes in the summer of 1952, where he first saw the art of Chaim Soutine. Learn about this inspiration and the series of Woman paintings that de Kooning did soon after his visit.

September 28, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free. Reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

September 30, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! Flamenco Fiesta

Feel the passion from Spain with Philadelphia's own De Luna a Lunares flamenco ensemble. Led by renowned Philadelphia-based flamenco artist/teacher Monica Herrera and esteemed flamenco guitarist Cristian Puig, the evening is set to inspire with the sounds, rhythms, and energy of Spain! Plus a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an education tool, led by Jennifer Nadler, K-12 and educator programs manager.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm De Luna a Lunares
7–7:20 pm dance as an educational tool
7:30–8:30 pm De Luna a Lunares

October 3, 2014
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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Bus Trip: Neo-Impressionism at the Phillips Collection

Join us for a guided tour of the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition, Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music. With over 70 paintings and works on paper, this exhibition demonstrates how neo-impressionists like Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Théo van Rysselberghe employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.

October 4, 2014
8 am–6 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members $80; member guest $90

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens and the Illustration of Modern Life

In 1898 William Glackens burst onto the scene as a magazine illustrator, winning commissions and acclaim for his images of modern American life. Glackens became a go-to illustrator for tales of contemporary New York, a popular topic in the burgeoning periodical press at the turn of the century. His years as a newspaper artist had trained him well for this subject matter, which corresponded to his interests as a painter. Glackens would remain a prolific and successful illustrator for a decade, and this talk situates his accomplishments and his approach within the broader field of American illustration.

October 11, 2014
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free.

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Including “the Creatives”

Instructor: Valerie V. Gay, executive director of Art Sanctuary

Gay discusses the “creative class” of workers, and why institutions of all kinds benefit from incorporating them in the organizational structure, from entry-level positions to executive leadership. Gay covers why and how creatives produce a positive impact. Part of the Lincoln University–Barnes Foundation lecture series.

October 16, 2014
6:30–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free, reservations required.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Gore Tour

See the collection like you never have before. Get into the season of scare with gory sights and shocking stories. Costumes are welcome. 

October 17, 2014
6:30–7:15 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Best for teens/tweens and their caregivers.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Becoming William Glackens

William Glackens brings together over 90 works from public and private collections throughout the United States. Join curator Avis Berman as she discusses the upcoming exhibition.

October 19, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! William Glackens opening party: Vaudeville

In celebration of the William Glackens exhibition, we're going on a rip-roaring ride of live entertainment, vaudeville-style. Hosted by comedian Maggy Keegan of Figment Theater, with Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society; tap dancer Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley accompanied by percussionist Dendê; and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts; plus a reading from the Archives spotlighting the relationship between Glackens and Dr. Barnes.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm live performance
7–7:30 pm reading from the Archives
7:30–8:30 pm live performance

November 7, 2014
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.

Barnes Foundation

New Perspectives on William Glackens symposium

As the Foundation hosts the first major exhibition of William Glackens’s work in nearly half a century, reflect on the breadth of his oeuvre and his legacy. Scholars include Avis Berman, curator of William Glackens; Sylvia Yount, curator in charge of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Michael Lobel, professor of Art History and director of the MA Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory at Purchase College, State University of New York; and Carol Troyen, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Sylvia Yount
Brotherly Love and Fellowship: Glackens’ Formative Years

Michael Lobel
Glackens’s Illustrating in Context

Avis Berman
Modernity Begins at Home: Edith Dimock Glackens

Carol Troyen

November 8, 2014
9 am–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free; reservations required.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

New member welcome

A multifaceted collection with a complex history, the Barnes deserves an introduction. Spend a morning with Blake Bradford, director of education, and Aidan Vega, director of audience engagement, to learn about the founders, their collection, and their educational experiment. Plus, tips to make sure you're getting the most from your membership. Includes admission to collection and William Glackens.

November 15, 2014
10:30–11:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! Artists on Site

Join us for the East coast’s first taste of Flash, a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by hip-hop artist Rennie Harris and butoh (Japanese dance theater) artist Michael Sakamoto. Hip-hop and butoh were born from urban subcultures in the postwar era, and embody a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. In partnership with the Painted Bride. The evening includes an educational talk on the significance of bringing practicing artists into the classroom.

6–7 pm Michael Sakamoto performance
7–7:20 pm artists in the classroom
7:30–8:30 pm Flash performance 

December 5, 2014
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.

Barnes Foundation
members only

New member welcome

A multifaceted collection with a complex history, the Barnes deserves an introduction. Spend a morning with Blake Bradford, director of education, and Aidan Vega, director of audience engagement, to learn about the founders, their collection, and their educational experiment. Plus, tips to make sure you're getting the most from your membership. Includes admission to collection and William Glackens.

December 12, 2014
10:30–11:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens docent talks

Learn about the many aspects of William Glackens and his impact on modernist painting in America.

December 12, 2014
noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

William Glackens: Major Works and Sketchbooks

Join this intimate program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Enjoy an hour-long tour of William Glackens while learning about the lifelong friendship between Glackens and Dr. Barnes. After a short walk to PAFA’s campus, you’ll be treated to a rare look at Glackens’s sketchbooks.

Program ticket includes access to both organizations’ collections: Barnes Foundation 10 am–6 pm; PAFA 10 am–5 pm.

1–2 pm tour of William Glackens (Barnes Foundation)
2–2:30 pm self-guided tour with map to PAFA (15-minute stroll or 5-minute cab ride)
2:30–3 pm Glackens’s sketchbooks (PAFA)

December 13, 2014
1–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $50; members $40

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

“A New Type of Store”: Department Stores and Popular Culture, 1880–1930

Join Clare Sauro, curator of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University, for a presentation detailing the rise of the department store in the 19th century and its role in popular culture. Special emphasis is placed on Philadelphia’s own John Wanamaker, who transformed retailing and ushered in new attitudes towards fashion and consumer culture, which Glackens became famous for painting.

December 14, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

William Glackens docent talks

Learn about the many aspects of William Glackens and his impact on modernist painting in America.

December 19, 2014
noon–12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.