Programs: Calendar July 2013

Dancing with degas

ARTime Storytime: Dancing with Degas

By Candace Whitman

Experience the magical world of toe shoes, tutus, and elegant ballerinas on this imaginative art adventure where everyone gets to design a pair of dancing shoes!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

July 24, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

gallery

The Experiment in Education

For 90 years, the Barnes has fulfilled a mission to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. Blake Bradford, Bernard C. Watson Director of Education, discusses the history and transformative effect of education at the Barnes.

July 25, 2014
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $10; members free

Collection admission not included.

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.

July 25, 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.

July 26, 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.

July 27, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

matisse
members only

Close Observation: Matisse in the Conservation Studio

Preview Matisse in the Barnes Foundation, the first authoritative publication on the Foundation’s 59 Matisses, and enjoy the rare opportunity to study them up close in the conservation studio.

July 29, 2014
Noon–1 pm and 6–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway For Circles $2,500 and above.

Reservations required: 215.278.7110 or kadams@barnesfoundation.org

Dancing with degas

ARTime Storytime: Dancing with Degas

By Candace Whitman

Experience the magical world of toe shoes, tutus, and elegant ballerinas on this imaginative art adventure where everyone gets to design a pair of dancing shoes!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

July 31, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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.

August 1, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne still-life

First Friday! Cézanne as Muse

Relâche Ensemble and Peter Price interpret Cézanne’s still lifes musically. Enjoy the terrace and the sounds of world music old and new, courtesy of DJ Hiding Place and DJ Bloodfaceman. Plus, a talk on Cézanne's impact on a generation of artists and an archival reading on Dr. Barnes's thoughts about the artist.

Program:
6–7 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm Relâche and Peter Price
6:30–7 pm Readings from the Archives: Dr. Barnes on Cézanne
7–7:20 pm Cézanne talk
7–9 pm DJ set

August 1, 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.

August 2, 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.

August 3, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Surrealism and the Barnes Collection: A Journey into Imagination

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA, and Carol Royer, MEd

Encounter a world where dreams and reality coexist and artists reveal their deepest psychological musings. Explore the compositional devices and visual symbolism of surrealist painters. In addition to close looking in the galleries, stimulate other senses via interactive exercises and projects.

Monday and Tuesday, August 4–5 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Everybody bonjours

ARTime Storytime: Everybody Bonjours!

By Leslie Kimmelman

This cheery tour of Paris comes complete with fabulous food and fascinating sights. Jump into the pages and enjoy the trip, then prepare your own picnic on the parkway!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

August 7, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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.

August 8, 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.

August 9, 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.

August 10, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

education class

Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Read artists' visual languages and the elements that reveal their narrative intentions. Learn to recognize how pictorial content and visual styles create an artist's voice. Consider Bonnard, Cézanne, Picasso, Manet, and Matisse.

Monday and Tuesday, August 11–12 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

Everybody bonjours

ARTime Storytime: Everybody Bonjours!

By Leslie Kimmelman

This cheery tour of Paris comes complete with fabulous food and fascinating sights. Jump into the pages and enjoy the trip, then prepare your own picnic on the parkway!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

August 14, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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.

August 15, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Picnic on the Parkway

With Cézanne’s apples and other tasty treats to spur the imagination, it’s time to picnic on the parkway! Follow your muse to create a picnic placemat, draw a foodie-delight still life, and embellish a picnic bag. The new Solving Still Life gallery kit adds to the excitement.

August 15, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

pj tour

ARTime Pajama Tour

Apple Picking

Look for the luscious apples on this delicious still life gallery hunt. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

August 15, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your 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.

August 16, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Picnic on the Parkway

With Cézanne’s apples and other tasty treats to spur the imagination, it’s time to picnic on the parkway! Follow your muse to create a picnic placemat, draw a foodie-delight still life, and embellish a picnic bag. The new Solving Still Life gallery kit adds to the excitement.

August 16, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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.

August 17, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Picnic on the Parkway

With Cézanne’s apples and other tasty treats to spur the imagination, it’s time to picnic on the parkway! Follow your muse to create a picnic placemat, draw a foodie-delight still life, and embellish a picnic bag. The new Solving Still Life gallery kit adds to the excitement.

August 17, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

nibble nibble

ARTime Storytime: Nibble Nibble

By Margaret Wise Brown

Delightful poems and charming illustrations capture the whimsy of bunnies at play and inspire an amusing animal picnic project.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

August 21, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation

The Experiment in Education

For 90 years, the Barnes has fulfilled a mission to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. Blake Bradford, Bernard C. Watson Director of Education, discusses the history and transformative effect of education at the Barnes.

August 22, 2014
11 am–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $10; members free

Collection admission not included.

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.

August 22, 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.

August 23, 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.

August 24, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

nibble nibble

ARTime Storytime: Nibble Nibble

By Margaret Wise Brown

Delightful poems and charming illustrations capture the whimsy of bunnies at play and inspire an amusing animal picnic project.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

August 28, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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.

August 29, 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.

August 30, 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.

August 31, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Ensembles

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Albert Barnes arranged his art into “ensembles” that invite close looking by creating formal connections across traditional categories. Using techniques honed in Visual Literacy and Traditions, deepen your understanding of the design, aesthetic, and conceptual associations in the gallery installations.

Tuesdays, September 2–December 2 (14 classes)
11 am–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900, members $810

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Traditions, section I

Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd or Molly Walker, MA 

Building on skills developed in Visual Literacy and the method of looking pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, make connections between artistic styles and techniques as you explore works of art from before the Renaissance to the 21st century and discuss the persistence and evolution of Western artistic forms over the last millennium.

Tuesdays, September 2–May 5 (28 classes)
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Traditions, section II

Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd or Molly Walker, MA 

Building on skills developed in Visual Literacy and the method of looking pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, make connections between artistic styles and techniques as you explore works of art from before the Renaissance to the 21st century and discuss the persistence and evolution of Western artistic forms over the last millennium.

Tuesdays, September 2–May 5 (28 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Art Now

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Examine the practice of artists working today and their response to cultural, social, political, and ideological issues. Meet artists, scholars, art dealers, and other visual arts professionals, and visit exhibitions, cultural institutions, and artists’ studios. Course highlights have included visits to the West Collection in Oaks, PA, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Wednesdays, September 3–December 17 (14 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900, members $810

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Plant Pathology

Instructor: Mark Shaw, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist at Bartlett Tree Experts

Learn to identify signs and symptoms of woody plant diseases, including the most common biotic and abiotic diseases in the Delaware Valley. Emphases are the diagnostic process, systematic assessment, and the concepts of abiotic disorder and predisposing stresses. Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum.

Wednesdays, September 3–October 22
1:30–3:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $180; members $162

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Saturday Night at the Beastro

By Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben

Dinner is served at the Beastro and it’s like no meal you’ve ever seen, with squiggly slugs and glasses of skunk juice! After hearing about the hungry monsters, pinch a pot. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 4, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation

Introduction to Visual Literacy, section II

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Part of the original Barnes curriculum. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning. 

Thursdays, September 4–May 7 (28 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register 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! Featuring live music and a talk on the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.

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.

Barnes Foundation

Museums, Modern Art, and the Shock of the New

Instructor: Ian Bourland, PhD

When Dr. Barnes showcased his collection at PAFA in 1923, the Philadelphia art establishment reviewed it as radical and even vulgar. Consider how America has been introduced to avant-garde practice and work by artists from abroad, and how exhibitions have exposed audiences to "the shock of the new.”

Mondays, September 8–29 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

Renoir was unique in his broad subject matter—landscapes, interiors, still lifes, and portraits—and made deeply personal pieces as well as commissions. His 181 works in the Barnes have been recently catalogued and documented by Martha Lucy and John House in Renoir in the Barnes Foundation. Using this publication, examine Renoir’s blend of modern and classical.

Mondays, September 8–29 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Introduction to Visual Literacy, section I

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Part of the original Barnes curriculum. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning. 

Mondays, September 8–May 11 (28 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Alternative American Modernisms

Instructor: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, PhD

The Barnes served many homegrown artists during the first half of the 20th century. Focusing on the work of black artists and queer white artists, examine the impact of Dr. Barnes and the Foundation on the development of "alternative" modernisms at the start of the 20th century.

Tuesdays, September 9–30 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Architecture in the Age of Renoir, Cézanne, and Picasso

Instructor: Grace Ong Yan, PhD

From the 1860s to the 1930s, Paris was a nexus for innovation in architecture and in painting, both steeped in tradition and progressively modern. Explore comparisons between select masterpieces in the Barnes collection and great architectural achievements like the Palais Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, and buildings by Le Corbusier.

Tuesdays, September 9–30 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Saturday Night at the Beastro

By Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben

Dinner is served at the Beastro and it’s like no meal you’ve ever seen, with squiggly slugs and glasses of skunk juice! After hearing about the hungry monsters, pinch a pot. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 11, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Jean Renoir

An Afternoon with Jean Renoir

To celebrate Jean Renoir's birthday, join us for a talk about his ceramics, which Dr. Barnes collected, and a screening of his cinematic masterpiece La Grande Illusion (1937). Q&A after the screening. In partnership with Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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.

I’m a Little Teapot

ARTime Storytime: I’m a Little Teapot

By Iza Trapani

A lively little teapot gets all steamed up on one imaginative adventure after another. Decorate your own teapot to take home. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 18, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Pour and Store

Pitchers and pots have stories to tell about the work of Jean Renoir, whose birthday we celebrate this month. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party, and craft a pottery bag.

September 19, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

pj tour

ARTime Pajama Tour

Gemstones & Jewelry

Let’s look for shiny gems and jewelry on our glittery gallery hunt! For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

September 19, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Tasting at the Barnes

Artful Tastings: Cider

Join Ben Watson, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own to sample ciders and consider the works in The World Is an Apple. Tasting 7–8 pm; book signing after; collection and exhibition access until 9 pm.

September 19, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Pour and Store

Pitchers and pots have stories to tell about the work of Jean Renoir, whose birthday we celebrate this month. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party, and craft a pottery bag.

September 20, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Pour and Store

Pitchers and pots have stories to tell about the work of Jean Renoir, whose birthday we celebrate this month. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party, and craft a pottery bag.

September 21, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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.

I’m a Little Teapot

ARTime Storytime: I’m a Little Teapot

By Iza Trapani

A lively little teapot gets all steamed up on one imaginative adventure after another. Decorate your own teapot to take home. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 25, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

workshop

ArtKids Workshop: Profile a Pot

Observe the shape of things we use all the time but often take for granted. After exploring the work of Jean Renoir and other artisans in the galleries, form a picture-perfect pot.

A drop-off workshop for budding artists aged 9–12!

September 28, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Register: 215.278.7200. No caregivers or unregistered siblings, please.

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.

Barnes Foundation

Drawing Skills and Painting Outcomes

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

At the Barnes and PAFA, examine paintings where the artist’s drawing skills influence brushstrokes and the depiction of subject matter. Emphases are integration of drawing as part of personal touch and its role in the spatial conception and graphic construction of a painting. Learn how drawing contributes to a painting’s outcome and to an artist’s plans for future work.

Tuesdays, September 30–November 4 (6 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm

To register, visit pafa.edu/CE or call 215.972.7632.