Programs: Calendar July 2013

pj tour

ARTime Pajama Tour

Homecoming
Hunt for homes of all sorts. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

December 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.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 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.

Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Treasures through Stories and Songs

Join us for an evening steeped in the rich history of Philadelphia artistic traditions. Smooth jazz sets the stage as you mix and mingle and enjoy Philadelphia’s treasures, including the Orpheus Club, a men’s singing group. The evening includes a short talk on another Philadelphia treasure, artist William Glackens. The Barnes Foundation’s William Glackens includes more than 90 of the artist’s paintings and works on paper from some of America's finest private and public collections. Includes collection access. 

Program
6:00–6:30 pm  jazz
6:30–6:50 pm  Glackens talk
6:50–7:15 pm  Orpheus Club performance
7:20–8:00 pm  jazz

December 19, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 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: Going Home

There’s no place like home. In honor of Maurice Utrillo’s birthday, take a look at his paintings: he liked to paint the houses and streets of his neighborhood. Craft a home-for-the-holidays bag and design your own town or country dream home.

December 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.

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.

December 23, 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.

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

M'Balia Singley

First Friday! Celebrate the Moment

Join us for a toast to the new year and a celebration of Dr. Barnes's birthday with the music of M'Balia Singley and Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Friends, a roots-gospel-country band. Meet fashion designer Wale Oyejide, whose menswear line, Ikiré Jones, marries African aesthetics with Neapolitan tailoring. And hear a short talk by Barnes docent Molly Walker on the benefits of mindfulness and how Dr. Barnes advocated for it in his experiment in education. Don’t miss a moment this First Friday! In partnership with Onehunted.

Program
6–9 pm trunk show
6–7 pm live music
6:15 pm toast
7 pm mindfulness talk
7:30–8:30 pm live music

January 2, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Spider Woman Weavings

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in program for all ages on Free First Sundays

Let your eyes be dazzled by the vibrant Navajo rugs in the collection! With lines, stripes, and patterns to guide the way, get your hands busy weaving with yarn, collaging a pattern bag, and working with craft materials. Shout out a happy birthday to Dr. Barnes!

January 4, 2015
1–4 pm 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.

ensemble

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.

January 6, 2015
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.

January 6, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Ten Little Rabbits

By Virginia Grossman and Sylvia Long

Weaving and storytelling are all part of this spirited book that celebrates Native American traditions. Stripe a rug!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

January 8, 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.

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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.

January 13, 2015
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.

January 13, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Dreamcatcher

By Audrey Osofsky

Beautiful woven nets lead to good dreams and colorful days. Make a dreamcatcher to take home.

January 15, 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.

design

Design with Confidence! A step-by-step approach

Designing a garden can be overwhelming. By learning to measure your garden space, put it on paper, make design decisions, and communicate your ideas using quick landscape graphics, you'll save money, time, and back pain. Students practice landscape design and plant combination skills to get a boost of gardening confidence.

Thursdays, January 15-29 (3 classes)
9:30 am–noon Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $105; members $94

Reserve 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)
2:30–3:30 pm Glackens’s sketchbooks (PAFA)

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

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. Best for teens/tweens and their families. Collection admission included; reservations required.
January 18, 2015
3–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

monet

Premier Tour: Impressionism and Beyond

Encounter superb examples of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh 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.

January 20, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

design

Soils Boot Camp

Instructor: Scott Guiser, MS in horticulture
Good soils are the foundation of plant health. Learn about the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils that promote optimum plant growth. Topics include soil amendments, fertilizers, compost, and soil testing.

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 20-21 (2 classes)
1–4:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $90; members $81

Reserve 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.

January 20, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

horticulture

Panel Discussion: Horticulture as a Career

How do you turn a love of plants and gardening into a satisfying career? Join a conversation with a panel of Barnes Arboretum School alumni who work in a number of horticultural professions. Continue the conversation and meet fellow gardeners and professionals at a reception afterward.

January 24, 2015
3–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $18; members $15

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Camille Pissarro, Garden in Full Sunlight (Le Jardin au grand soleil, Pontoise)
members only

The Artist's Garden

Anna O. Marley, curator of historical American art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), previews PAFA's exhibition The Artist's Garden, which will intertwine stories of American impressionism and the growing popularity of gardening as a middle-class leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century. By employing the interdisciplinary perspectives of horticultural history and art history, The Artist's Garden will reveal the far-reaching effects of impressionism on painting as well as American culture at large.

January 25, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

degas

The Nude in Art: Artist, Model, and Sexuality

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
Artists have used the unclothed figure to represent knowledge vs. ignorance, morality vs. sin, beauty vs. vulgarity. Using the Barnes's extensive collection of figure paintings, compare and contrast nudes by Cézanne, Courbet, Degas, Matisse, Modigliani, Pascin, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec and discuss public reaction to nudes, the artist's intentions, and the relationship between artist and model. Includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tuesdays, January 27-May 5 (14 classes)
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

education

Third Year Thesis Seminar

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
Use discussions and research to develop an original thesis and final paper on a topic related to the collection. Upon successful completion of the Thesis Seminar, students who have completed the other elements of the certificate sequence are eligible to receive their certificate and be recognized at the annual graduation ceremony.

Tuesdays, January 27-May 5 (14 classes)
11 am–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Reserve 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 European artists, including De Chirico, Miró, Modigliani, Picasso, and Soutine, 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.

January 27, 2015
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.

January 27, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

miro

The Active Eye

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
The artist's active eye integrates observation of visual phenomena with a broader sensory awareness. Using paintings by De Chirico, Gauguin, Klee, Miró, and Rousseau, this course explores how artists' thoughts, emotions, and sensations inform their art. Students in this course discover how artists think, see, and create, and activate their own visual, tactile, and olfactory senses in interactive exercises and projects.

Wednesdays, January 28-May 6 (14 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

design

Weed Science

Instructor: Scott Guiser, MS in horticulture
Weeds grow wherever we cultivate plants. This course addresses the biology of weeds and discusses integrated pest management. Learn about common weeds like crabgrass, poison ivy, and ragweed and recent invasive species like giant knotweed, Japanese stiltgrass, and mile-a-minute.

Wednesdays, January 28-March 11 (7 classes)
1:30–3:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $210; members $189

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

young professionals night

Young Professionals: Vintage Vaudeville

Young professionals night is back with art, music, and vaudeville. Pile on the feathers and fur to close out William Glackens in style. Expect vaudeville inspired by Glackens's era and a few peek-a-boo surprises. DJ beats and after-hours collection access for Philly's young industry elite.

January 30, 2015
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Family Ties

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in program for all ages on Free First Sundays

There’s no other family quite like yours—or is there? Brought to you by Horace Pippin and other artists, paintings of fabulous families inspire your family tree, family portrait, and family-friendly bag art activities. 

February 1, 2015
1–4 pm 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.

education

From Periphery to Center: Institutionalizing Modern Art

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski, PhD
When did modern art become modern? What role did patrons, collectors, dealers, exhibitions, galleries, and museums play in shaping and structuring our view of vanguard art? This workshop explores the institutionalization of modern art since the late 19th century, with particular emphasis on its inclusion in the canon of art history.

Mondays, February 2–March 2 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

corot

Antique Genius and Dramatic Romantics: Drawing, Color, and Modern Painting

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
In 19th-century France, artists were challenged to choose between two schools of thought. Some maintained an allegiance to drawing and the academic training of the École des Beaux-Arts, while others pursued emerging theories about color and new pigments. Focusing on David, Corot, and Manet, this workshop examines the evolution of modern painting from the tensions between old and new.

Mondays, February 2–March 2 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Reserve 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.

February 3, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

illustration

Contemporary Botanical Illustration

Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer, certified botanical illustrator
Develop line drawing and watercolor skills to create highly detailed and accurate botanical paintings. Learn how colors interact in watercolor and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome.

Thursdays, February 5–March 26 (8 classes)
1–4 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $360; members $324

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

first friday

First Friday! Carnaval

Bem-vindos! We’re heating up February’s First Friday Carnaval-style, with samba dancers and capoeira performers. Feel the energy of Brazil through live performances merging dance, rhythm, and martial arts. Unwind with cocktails and after-hours access to the collection. Includes an eye-opening short talk on our African collection. In partnership with Brazilian Day Philadelphia.

Program
6–7 pm live performances
7–7:20 pm the African collection
7:30–8:30 pm live performances

February 6, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets 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.

February 10, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Snowy Day

By Ezra Jack Keats

Peter wakes up to the season’s first snowfall, puts on his snowsuit, and steps outside to play. Share in the joy by making a snowflake.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

February 12, 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.

young professionals night

Love at the Barnes

Enjoy an intimate experience strolling past your favorite masterpieces accompanied by love songs. Cuddle up in the Annenberg Court while savoring complimentary champagne and chocolate.

Program
6–7 pm love songs in the Annenberg Court
7:30–8:30 pm love songs in Room 1

February 14, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $35; members $28

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. Best for teens/tweens and their families. Collection admission included; reservations required.
February 15, 2015
3–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Book tickets 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.

February 17, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Tar Beach

By Faith Ringgold

Cassie’s dream comes true when she flies among the stars over New York City. After the story, sew a story quilt square!

February 19, 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: Family is...

Consider what family is when you meet some intriguing members of artists’ families on the walls of the Collection Gallery. After exploring the work of Horace Pippin and others, collage a portrait of your favorite family.

February 22, 2015
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

On Top of the Mountain: Sonia Sanchez and Ja Jahannes with Evie Shockley

In the 1920s, Albert Barnes built an important collection of African art and used it to promote a progressive platform of educational and social reform with the notion that these objects would inspire contemporary black artists and writers. Poets Sonia Sanchez, former Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Temple University and Philadelphia’s first poet laureate, and Ja Jahannes, author of TruthFeasting and editor of Black Gold: An Anthology of Black Poetry, read from their work and discuss their inspiration in African art. Evie Shockley, associate professor of English at Rutgers University, will moderate. 

February 22, 2014
2–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12 

Book tickets 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.

February 24, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

night

American Composers Respond

The Network for New Music presents contemporary classical music at the Barnes. American composers Stephen Hartke, Louis Karchin, Kristin Kuster, and Jeremy Gill debut art-inspired performances. Includes talks and collection access. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.

February 27, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $24

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Seeing Blue

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in program for all ages on Free First Sundays

Everyone loves blue. It’s been used by artists to show a range of emotions and portray the world around us. Wish Vincent van Gogh a happy birthday by painting the town blue with projects that go from dull to bright and light to deep!

March 1, 2015
1–4 pm 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.

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.

March 3, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

pj tour

ARTime Pajama Tour

Spying Blue

Seeing is believing when you search for this popular color. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

March 6, 2015
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.

first friday

First Friday! Lights, Camera, Action!

Get glammed up and head to the Barnes for art, cocktails, and star power. We’re taking you back to old Hollywood as a nod to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme. Join us for Denise King’s musical tribute to legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan. Short talks include a spotlight on Jean Renoir, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s ceramicist son who became a major Hollywood filmmaker, plus a conversation with Nicole Juday, horticulture education and programs manager, about the starring role of flowers in impressionist paintings.

Program
6–7 pm live music
6:30–6:50 pm Spotlight on Jean Renoir
7–7:20 pm Starring Roles of Flowers
7:30–8:30 pm live music

March 6, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

delacroix

Ingres, Delacroix, and the Battle of Line and Color

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
Focusing on Ingres and Delacroix, examine the tensions that energized painting in 19th-century Paris. While some artists advocated for classical motifs and focused on line and drawing, a new generation emphasized color as the most important compositional element. Study these artists’ works and learn how they gave rise to a more modern style.

Mondays, March 9-April 6 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Collection admission included.

Reserve tickets 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.

March 10, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

education

The Barnes Collection: Painting Practice and a Look Beneath the Surface

Instructor: Barbara Buckley, Barnes senior director of conservation
How do the artist's materials affect the appearance of a painting? Led by Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Paintings Barbara Buckley, this workshop explores historic painting materials and techniques with a focus on impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings. Students look closely at paintings in the collection and are introduced to painting media including fresco, egg tempera, oil, and modern synthetic paints. Includes a visit to the Barnes conservation studio.

Tuesdays, March 10–April 7 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Vincent’s Colors

By Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh’s own words bring the colors of the rainbow to life. Get busy with the color blue by decorating a special uniform. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

March 12, 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.

ensemble

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. 

March 15, 2015
3–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Book tickets 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.

March 17, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Sue Likes Blue

By Barbara Gregorich

Listen, dance, create, and sing to the art from the collection. Best for ages 2–5. Free; reservations required

What's your favorite color? See how Sue colors her world blue and then you will too!

March 19, 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.

wine

Artful Tastings: French Wines

Sample spirits and compare nuances of flavor, ingredients, scents, and regions with formal and sensory aspects of the collection’s masterworks. Collection access 6–7 pm, tasting 7–8:30 pm.

 

Tasting menu
White wines
Marcel Giraudon Aligoté
Christophe Thorigny Vouvray Sec

Red wines
Billard Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune
Domaine du Pas Saint Martin Saumur Rouge
Château Laffitte-Teston Madiran.

French cheese
Petit Basque
Délice de Bourgogne
Roquefort


March 20, 2015
6–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Gardening for Beginners

Instructor: Kathy Salisbury, MS in horticulture
Designed for those who are new to gardening or have dabbled a bit but can’t seem to get it right. Learning the basic functions of plants; how to test your soil; and the fundamentals of plant selection, installation, and maintenance gets you on your way to a greener thumb.

Saturdays, March 21–28 (2 classes)
9:30 am–noon Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $60; members $54

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtKids Workshop: Blue

From denim jeans and flags to artists’ painted skies and oceans, blue is a power color! After exploring how artists like Van Gogh use blue, ArtKids try out different media to make a personal statement with this inspiring color.

March 22, 2015
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 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.

March 24, 2015
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.

March 31, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.