Programs: Calendar

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 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.

October 25, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 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.

October 26, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Parisian Moderns

In the early 20th century, Paris was a center of artistic innovation. A wave of artists of all nationalities, including Picasso, Modigliani, de Chirico, Soutine, and Miró, gravitated to the French capital. View important works by these artists who believed that Paris was the place to be.

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

October 28, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s unique ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

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

October 28, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 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.

October 31, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 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.

November 1, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

The Phillips Collection
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.

November 1, 2014
8:30 am–6 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members $80; member guest $90

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 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.

November 2, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. This is a comprehensive look at the artist’s major achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers.

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

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s unique ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

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

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

Register 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

Image: William James Glackens. Vaudeville Team (detail), c. 1908–1909. London Family Collection

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.

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Premier Tour: The Art of Renoir

Tour the largest collection of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Barnes collected his work tenaciously, amassing 181 works by the painter between 1912 and 1942, making good on his 1913 declaration to fellow collector Leo Stein: “I am convinced I cannot get too many Renoirs.”

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

November 11, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s unique ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

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

November 11, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register 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.

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Premier Tour: The Impressionists and Post-Impressionists

Encounter superb works of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the collection. Paintings by Renoir, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin are among the many stunning works on view. 

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

November 18, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s unique ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

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

November 18, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

monet

Premier Tour: Parisian Moderns

In the early 20th century, Paris was a center of artistic innovation. A wave of artists of all nationalities, including Picasso, Modigliani, de Chirico, Soutine, and Miró, gravitated to the French capital. View important works by these artists who believed that Paris was the place to be.

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

November 25, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s unique ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

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

November 25, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register 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

Trends in American Art

Join us for a lively conversation about the market for American art. Explore trends from the days of William Glackens to the present. Reception to follow.

December 8, 2014
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles and Contemporaries free. 215.278.7110

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

William Glackens: America’s Sun Worshipper

Learn about the many aspects of William Glackens and his impact on modernist painting in America. This talk focuses on Glackens love of light, color, beaches, sunshine, and friends.

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 or January 17, 2014
1–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $50; members $40

Book tickets online for December 13 or January 17.

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

Albert Barnes and William Glackens: A Friendship

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.