Programs: Calendar

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Everyday Health: Fun and Tasty Herbal Prevention

Instructor: Dr. Anne Bower, ecologist and medical herbal specialist, Philadelphia University

Did you know that the powerful anti-inflammatory compounds in garlic, turmeric, pepper, and ginger can help prevent many chronic health conditions? Learn simple recipes for smoothies and teas using these and other essential herbs and plants that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Friday, May 13
1:30–3:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $30; members $27

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

The Painted Garden

The Painted Garden

Instructor: Christine Stoughton, PhD

Explore the intersection of art and horticulture, discussing the way painters interpret landscapes in terms of color and how gardeners design landscapes using artistic skills. Workshop takes place at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia with visits to the Barnes Arboretum and Chanticleer Garden to understand the art of landscape design.

 

Tuesdays, May 17–June 7 (4 classes)
10 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $330; members $297

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Ferns and Their Allies at the Barnes Arboretum

Instructor: Harriet Cramer, garden designer, writer, lecturer

The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country. In this one-day workshop, expand your knowledge of both native and notable non-native ferns suitable for our region, and learn how to identify, cultivate, and create effective design combinations with ferns. Workshop is eligible for 2.5 APLD CEUs.

 

Thursday, May 26
10 am–1 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $40; members $36

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Make a Pest-Free Home, Naturally

Instructor:  Dr. Anne Bower, ecologist and medical herbal specialist, Philadelphia University

Learn simple recipes to keep bugs at bay with non-toxic herbal and mineral solutions. Use the power of peppermint, baking powder, vinegar, and orange oil to make your home pest-proof year-round.

Friday, June 3
1:30–3:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $30; members $27

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

A Sense of Sight

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

This artist-led workshop is an opportunity to explore emblematic works in the Barnes collection and gain insight into artists’ intentions, motivations, and processes. The workshop incorporates historical and biographical information, but the focus is on careful observation in the galleries.

 

Monday and Tuesday, June 6–7 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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The Encrypted Collection: Connections and Intentions in the Barnes Foundation’s Ensembles

Instructor: John B. Gatti, MFA

The Barnes Foundation is renowned for its ensembles, with a diversity of art forms and cultures represented on each wall of the galleries. This artist-led workshop is an opportunity to explore the connections between the objects in the Barnes collection and unlock the possible meanings in the unique combinations of works.

 

Monday and Tuesday, June 13–14 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

 

 

Barnes Foundation

Stories in Paint: The Masters’ Works and the Masters’ Voices

Instructor: John B. Gatti, MFA

If the Barnes Foundation’s masterpieces could speak, what would they say? In an artist-led examination of works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, and other virtuosos in the Barnes collection, learn to read the visual languages of art and recognize an artist’s voice.

 

Monday and Tuesday, June 20–21 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.