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April 2014 events

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Cézanne’s Modernity: Between Paris and Provence

Instructor: Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, PhD

Cézanne is often seen as the forefather of twentieth-century painting. Examine this premise and Cézanne’s relationship to modernism via his major thematic categories—the nude, portraiture, landscapes, and still life—and consider related issues of style and pictorial technique.

Tuesdays, April 1–29 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Sold out. Click here for other upcoming classes.

Which way?

ARTime Storytime: Which Way?

By Marthe Jocelyn

What do we see in the signs all around us every day? Find out and then make your own traffic sign.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

April 3, 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.

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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.

April 4, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

First Friday

First Friday! The Wide World of Art

You don't have to travel far to experience art on a global scale. Celebrate the diversity of our collection with April's Wide World of Art-themed First Friday!

Enjoy powerful performances by Intercultural Journeys and the Academy of Vocal Arts; and hear a short talk on European and American modernism. With cocktails and after-hours access to our collection and exhibition, get ready to unwind for the art of it! 

6–9 pm
The Collector plays every 20 min.

6–7 and 7:30–8:30 pm
Intercultural Journeys, featuring flautist R. Carlos Nakai, percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos, and cellist Udi Bar-David

7 pm
Deputy Director of Art and Archival Collections and Gund Family Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart discusses the role William Glackens played in promoting European and American modernism in the United States in the early 20th century. Following the talk is a book signing of WilliamGlackens, the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition on view at the Barnes November 8, 2014–February 2, 2015.

7:15–7:30 pm
The Academy of Vocal Arts, featuring soprano Anush Avetisyan, baritone Armando Piña, and pianist Tim Ribchester

April 4, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Includes collection and exhibition access

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

April 8, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Which way?

ARTime Storytime: Which Way?

By Marthe Jocelyn

What do we see in the signs all around us every day? Find out and then make your own traffic sign.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

April 10, 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 (sold out) or 11:30 am.

Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ArtSee Activities: Signs and Symbols

Things aren’t always as they seem. Signs and symbols take on new significance when you combine them in whimsical ways for your animals-all-around mobile and rebus bag.

April 11, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ARTime Pajama Tour

An entertaining exploration of the galleries for children 2–5, who are invited to wear their pajamas, and their caregivers.

April 11, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with collection admission; members free. Reservations required.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Signs and Symbols

Things aren’t always as they seem. Signs and symbols take on new significance when you combine them in whimsical ways for your animals-all-around mobile and rebus bag.

April 12, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Shonibare work

Shonibare in Context

Princeton University Associate Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu discusses Shonibare’s work within the context of contemporary and historical African art. 

April 12, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $20; members $15

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Family Day

Explore and celebrate the work of Yinka Shonibare MBE.

11 am–3 pm
ArtSee Activities: Signs and Symbols
Things aren’t always as they seem. Signs and symbols take on new significance when you combine them in whimsical ways for your animals-all-around mobile and rebus bag.

Noon–1 pm
Artsee Stages
Jennifer Turnbull: Shaping Dance 
Move to the rhythms of shapes.

1–2:30 PM 
Artkids @ the Movies
Tales of the Night. 
Six fabulous fables take you to enchanted lands full of dragons, princesses, and sorcerers. 
Animation, 84 min. 
Best for ages 6 and older.


Family Day has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
PCAH

 

 

 

April 13, 2014
11 am–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk

Cezanne's Ginger Jar
members only

I Don’t Get It? Understanding Contemporary Art through the Barnes Collection

Join W. Ian Bourland, art history professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, as he places the work of contemporary artists like Yinka Shonibare in the context of artists like Cézanne, Gauguin, and Picasso. Explore the legacy of modernism and the history of globalization.

April 13, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free; reservations required.

SOLD OUT. Member tickets are still available for the April 12 lecture Shonibare in context.

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Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

April 15, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Lines that Wiggle

ARTime Storytime: Lines that Wiggle

By Candace Whitman

Follow the line that turns itself into all kinds of things and means different things. Find-the-line project follows!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

April 17, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Sold out

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.

April 18, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Ken Vandermark

Ken Vandermark's Made to Break ensemble

7 pm discussion
8 pm concert

MacArthur Fellow and Chicago jazz legend Ken Vandermark premieres a piece inspired by the Barnes collection with his latest and most radical ensemble, Made to Break. Inspired by elements of Ethiopian music, Dutch group The Ex, the New Music concepts of John Cage and Morton Feldman, and jazz and improvised music history, Vandermark has devised a compositional framework that engages and complements Dr. Barnes’s peculiar personal curatorial philosophy. Before the show, ticketholders are invited to join Vandermark and Blake Bradford, the Barnes Foundation’s Bernard C. Watson Director of Education, for a discussion on Vandermark’s composing practices and how they relate to Dr. Barnes’s curatorial vision.

Ken Vandermark, reeds; Devin Hoff, electric bass; Tim Daisy, drums; and Christof Kurzmann, electronics [lloopp]

April 21, 2014
7–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $20; members $15

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

bf163

Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

April 22, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Lines that Wiggle

ARTime Storytime: Lines that Wiggle

By Candace Whitman

Follow the line that turns itself into all kinds of things and means different things. Find-the-line project follows!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

April 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.

Merion

From the Ground Up: Building a Living Collection

Plantsman Jenks Farmer discusses designing and curating living collections at public gardens, and explains the importance of weaving history and memory into contemporary landscapes.

April 24, 2014
5 pm reception and book signing
6–7 pm lecture
300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $20; members $16

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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.

Click here for information on upcoming family programs.

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