Programs: Calendar

Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

New Architectural Traditions

Instructor: Grace Ong Yan, PhD

The Barnes in Philadelphia is among several exceptional new buildings in the city. Meet some of the architects who designed them, and visit the Comcast and Cira Centers, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, and projects by local architects such as DIGSAU and Erdy McHenry Architecture.  

Fridays, April 25–May 16 (4 classes)
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

Redon painting

ArtKids Workshop: Symbolic Sculpture

It’s the sign of the times! Discover the multiple meanings that signs and symbols can have within the same object. After exploring the galleries, ArtKids design and craft a symbolic sculpture.

For ages 9–12.

April 27, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20

Register: 215.278.7200. Includes collection admission and art materials. No caregivers or unregistered siblings, please.

Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Tradition, Exploration, and Innovation

Instructor: Chris Pastore, PhD

Renoir was a determined innovator, central to the rise of impressionism and in challenging the French Academy. At the same time, he reached back to artists like Delacroix and Titian. Consider Renoir’s lifetime of exploration and how he balanced the past and the future.

Tuesdays, May 6–27 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

Succulent plant

Succulent Wreath Making

Instructor: Nicole Juday

Craft a wreath of succulents, drought-proof plants of various colors, shapes, and textures. The wreath you make will live for years with minimal care, growing more beautiful with time. All materials included for a 14” wreath.

May 9, 2014
6–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $55; members $49

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Introduction to Ensembles: Symbol, Metaphor, and Design

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

The juxtaposition of cultures and art forms in the ensembles creates levels of interpretation. Learn about the design, aesthetics, and conceptual associations in the gallery installations.

Monday–Tuesday, June 2–3 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

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Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

Explore the emotional responses these artists’ experiences in 1920s Paris elicited in them, via their art. Examine the formal elements in their work and consider how they responded to their artistic, historical, and social position.

Monday–Wednesday, June 16–18 (3 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $600; members $540

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

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Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Learn to read the visual languages and narrative intentions of Bonnard, Cézanne, Picasso, Manet, and Matisse, among others. This two-day workshop helps you learn to recognize how pictorial content and visual styles create an artist’s voice.

Tuesday–Wednesday, June 17–18 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7300.