Programs: Calendar

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Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

April 22, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Merion

From the Ground Up: Building a Living Collection

Plantsman Jenks Farmer discusses designing and curating living collections at public gardens, and explains the importance of weaving history and memory into contemporary landscapes. Reception to follow.

April 24, 2014
6–7 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $20; members $16

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

magnolias
members only

Magnolia Morning Tour and Reception

Join Horticulture Education Coordinator Nicole Juday and Andrew Bunting, president of the Magnolia Society, for a delightful tour and conversation highlighting the lush magnolias in the Arboretum. With cascading flowers in various shades of pink, they make a perfect backdrop to Merion campus's main entrance. Learn the history of the species and the history of Laura Barnes's living collection.

April 27, 2014
11 am–1 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion Barnes alumni and students $25; Circles and Corporate Council free. Reservations required.

Reservations required: 215.278.7110

 

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Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

April 29, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

May 2, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Plant Sale

The Plant Sale returns to the Arboretum with a wide variety of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and vines, including plants propagated from the original living collections. Free tours of the Arboretum are scheduled throughout the day. All proceeds benefit the Barnes Arboretum.

May 3, 2014
8:30–10 am member preview
10 am–2 pm public hours
300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

Free; no reservations

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Premier Tour: Impressionism’s Legacy

Enjoy a look at impressionist masterpieces by artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

May 6, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Violette de Mazia in the Main Gallery with Georgia O’Keeffe, 1941. Photograph by Pinto studios. Barnes Foundation Archives.

Les Barnesiennes: the Women of the Barnes Foundation

Dr. Barnes surrounded himself with a diverse staff, many of whom were women hired over a decade before American women were granted suffrage. They were secretaries, instructors, authors, editors, and members of the board. Some remained loyal employees throughout their lives, even assembling their own extensive collections of art and antiques.

May 9, 2014
Noon–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members free

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Impressionism’s Legacy

Enjoy a look at impressionist masterpieces by artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

May 13, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

May 16, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne still-life
members only

The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne preview lecture

Join Gund Family Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart for a preview lecture on the upcoming exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Opening in June 2014, The World Is an Apple shows how Cézanne recast still life and set it on a new course.  Circles reception to follow.

May 17, 2014
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Impressionism’s Legacy

Enjoy a look at impressionist masterpieces by artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

May 20, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

David Byrne

Architecture and Musical Evolution, featuring David Byrne

Known as the force behind Talking Heads and creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, David Byrne also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has published and exhibited visual art for more than a decade. Join the conversation as this legendary musician and artist leads an eye-opening talk exploring the relationship between music and architecture. Discover the influence that architecture had on the evolution of music and how Byrne uses architecture in his own harmonic innovations. The night concludes with a reception with refreshments for purchase. This event is generously sponsored by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Media support by:

CFA logo  AIA Philadelphia 

 

May 23, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $35; members $28

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Impressionism’s Legacy

Enjoy a look at impressionist masterpieces by artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

May 27, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Roses: Lust and Innocence

Tour the Arboretum, then enjoy a talk on the history of the rose, which has been a symbol for lust, virginity, and blood in Western culture for 2,000 years. Trace its path and role in society as it crisscrossed the world.

May 28, 2014
10 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $25; members $22

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Artful Tastings: Seasonal Beer

Sample nuances of flavor, ingredients, scents, and regions and compare them to formal and sensory aspects of the collection’s masterworks.

May 30, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection admission after tasting.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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members only

Family Flower Day at the Barnes Arboretum

Art and nature collide with demonstrations, tours, and activity stations. Decorate a blossom bag, sculpt a flower arrangement, and paint a still life. Take a guided tour, watch a Philadelphia Watercolor Society plein-air artist and bring a picnic lunch! 

Rain Date: June 8

June 1, 2014
11 am–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

Members Free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

June 6, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Carla Cook

First Friday! Summer Chill

Chill with songbird Carla Cook, whose jazz sound is infused with R&B, European classical, Motown, blues, and gospel. Catch the first wave of our upcoming Cézanne exhibition with a short talk by chief curator Judith F. Dolkart. 

June 6, 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.

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.

June 20, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Cézanne in the Studio

Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, art history professor at the University of Delaware, explores the role of the studio in Cézanne’s artistic practice and how it served as the virtual stage for pieces from portraits to still lifes. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer contributed to the Cézanne exhibition catalogue; a book signing follows the lecture.

June 22, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.