Programs: Calendar July 2013

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 27

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 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.

Saturday, August 27
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour August 28

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 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.

Sunday, August 28
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

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

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

First Friday! The Power of Three

Steve Wilson, Paul Bollenback and Harvie S

This powerful trio, led by Steve Wilson, will be a wonderfully creative exploration of jazz standards. They will give a taste of each of their diverse backgrounds and careers that collectively include Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Joey DeFrancesco, Ron Carter, Ray Barretto, Gary Bartz, Maria Schneider, Chico O'Farrell and Stanley Turrentine, and many more.  The evening includes a short reading from the archives featuring heart felt letters Dr. Barnes wrote to American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe during intermission as well as a  glass painting project lead by Blue Moon.

Program Note: Mike Stern will unfortunately be unable to perform tonight.

Program
6-9pm glass painting activity
6–7 pm live music
7:10-7:20pm reading from the archives
7:30–8:30 pm live music

Become a member for free First Friday! tickets.

Friday, September 2
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members free
​$10 college students: valid college ID must be presented, on site only.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 3

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 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.

Saturday, September 3
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes Arboretum Tour September 4

Explore the Arboretum-with its 40 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.

Sunday, September 4
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Cart: Circus/Costumes

ArtSee Activities: All Together Now

All Together Now is a way to look at art elements: light, line, color, space, and shape give meaning to the ensembles and to your own works of art.

Sunday, September 4
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Free First Sunday: Stories Abound

Regional artists (fiber artist, pop-up book engineer, and graphic designer) display their work and share personal stories about the pieces. Plus hands-on activities, access to the collection, and a DJ-ed party in partnership with Onehunted.

Collection access 10-5pm
Program activity 1-4pm

Sunday, September 4
10am-5pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 6
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Snail Trail

by Jo Saxton
Whether fluttery, pretty, creepy, or roly-poly, bugs can delight or give fright. After the reading, try sculpting a bug. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, September 8
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Jace Clayton and ensemble in front of Barnes Foundation collection gallery doors

Room 21 by Jace Clayton: Fringe Festival Performance

Kicking off the Philadelphia Fringe Festival is the debut of a piece composed and choreographed by Jace Clayton, whom New York Magazine calls “a one-man musical Venn diagram, linking up genres, people, styles, and beats.”

Room 21, curated by Lee Tusman in association with Ars Nova Workshop, responds to the Barnes collection and to Albert Barnes’s record collection. It’s performed by an ensemble of more than a dozen musicians, including the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, banjoist Ben Lee, masinqo player Gezachew Habtemariam, and pianist Emily Manzo, all wearing costumes handcrafted by fashion designer Rocio Salceda of Prellezo.

Room 21 has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
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Program
7–8 pm gallery access
8–9:30 pm performance

Friday, September 9
7-10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $10; members $8. Includes collection access. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.

Register general admission or member tickets or call 215.278.7200.

LOVE sculpture

Market East architecture walking tour

Guide: Ross Mitchell, director of Barnes-de Mazia education and outreach programs

Explore the art in architecture and its cultural legacy on this walking tour of selected buildings on the eastern end of Market Street, starting at City Hall and going to the PSFS Building, the Reading Terminal Head House, the Victory Building, and the former Federal Reserve Bank at 10th and Chestnut. Tour leaves at 10 am from Ben Franklin Printer Sculpture across from the Masonic Temple, 1 North Broad Street. Rain date: September 11.

 

 

Saturday, September 10
9:45 am-noon Tour leaves at 10 am from Ben Franklin Printer Sculpture across from the Masonic Temple, 1 North Broad Street. $20; members $16

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, September 11
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 13
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Parkway Plantings
members only

Parkway Plantings

Join Barnes gardener Rachel Burlington for a tour of the Parkway grounds.

 

 

Wednesday, September 14
11 am-noon Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Twilight at the Arboretum

Twilight in the Arboretum

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment on the great lawn. Bring a picnic, stroll the grounds after-hours, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of twilight at the Barnes Arboretum.

Music by the François Zayas Trio.

Wednesday, September 14
5:30–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $10; members and kids under 12 free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

Henri's Walk to Paris

ARTime Storytime: Mousterpiece

by Jane Breskin Zalben
Join Jensen the mouse in discovering the art of Picasso, Matisse, and others, then frame your own mousterpiece. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, September 15
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free.

Book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

BlackStar at the Barnes

BlackStar partners with the Barnes for an evening of art, music, and film! This two-part program includes a talk with short film viewing followed by a celebration with cocktails and live music. Join us for both or arrive just in time for the party ––whichever you choose, come dressed to impress for the first of many more BlackStar at the Barnes events!

BlackStar Up Close + Party Access
$40; members $20. Includes talk and film viewing plus collection, and party access.
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200

From 6–7:30 pm, start with an in-depth talk featuring Jamyla and Pierre Bennu, a creative powerhouse whose artistic and entrepreneurial achievements range from award-winning films to a hair and body product line at Target. Watch films and discuss how the creative spirit knows no limits. Moderated by founder of BlackStar Maori Holmes. Includes collection and BlackStar party access from 7–10 pm.

BlackStar Party
$30; members $15. Includes collection and party access only.
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200

From 7–10 pm, join us for a special set by multi-instrumentalist and TV on the Radio band member Kyp Malone, who brings his own brand of urban folk music, along with hip-hop and club beats spun by DJ Ultraviolet. 

Friday, September 16
Film viewing and talk 6–7:30 pm; Party 7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200

$40; members $20 for film and party access.

$30; members $15 for party access only.

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ArtSee Cart: African Art Adventure

When the ArtSee Cart pops up, there are plenty of things to look at, touch, and do!

The ArtSee Cart is generously funded by The 25th Century Foundation; Marcy Gringlas, Joel Greenberg, and Seed the Dream Foundation; and Louise A. and Peter H. Havens

Sunday, September 18
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-by for all ages

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the Collection Gallery for all ages. Collection admission included; reservations required.

 

Sunday, September 18
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Adults $25; students/youth $15; members free; children 5 and under free

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 20
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

LOVE sculpture

Center City sculpture walking tour

Guide: David Nolan, AFA

Within a few blocks of City Hall, nestled between office buildings, are sculptures by several of the 20th century’s most prominent artists. Consider the relationship between art and the urban environment and the concept of public and private space on this walking tour. Highlights include Oldenburg’s Clothespin and Lipchitz’s Government of the People. Tour leaves at 10 am from Clothespin, at 15th and Market Streets. Rain date: September 25.

 

Saturday, September 24
9:45 am-noon Tour leaves at 10 am from Clothespin, at 15th and Market Streets. $20; members $16

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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New Circles Member Welcome

New Circles members are invited to join us for a light continental breakfast to meet the Circles staff and to learn about membership benefits and what’s in store in the year ahead. Following this brief presentation, a docent leads the group on a tour of the collection.

Saturday, September 24
10-11:30am Circles free.

Reserve: 215.278.7110.

ensemble

Tuesday Premier Tours

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

A Closer Look
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 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.

Paul Cézanne
Tuesdays in June, July, August, September
4–5:30 pm
Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. Take a comprehensive look at his life and achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers. There are 69 Cézanne paintings in the collection.

 

 

Tuesday, September 27
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.