April 2014 events
Music and muses reign supreme this spring; step out in the season's most inspiring hues, and join us at our sixth Young Professionals night! Contemporaries members, start the night with a VIP reception 6:30–7:30 pm.
Music and art share a common language: colorful tones, rhythmic strokes, and harmonious ensembles. All of these elements inspired Dr. Barnes to build one of the most distinct art collections in the world. Discover what moves you and find your muse this April.
Recently showcased at Miami’s famed Ultra Music Festival, DJ Serop Buldukyan brings you house music inspired by ’70s and ’80s disco funk. The evening continues with a powerful performance by the Enon Tabernacle Mass Choir.
With cocktails and after-hours collection access, the Barnes is the city's cultural hotspot for Philly's young industry leaders.
Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.
Join Horticulture Education Coordinator Nicole Juday and Andrew Bunting, president of the Magnolia Society, for a delightful tour and conversation highlighting the lush magnolias in the Arboretum. With cascading flowers in various shades of pink, they make a perfect backdrop to Merion campus's main entrance. Learn the history of the species and the history of Laura Barnes's living collection.
Reservations required: 215.278.7110
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.
Register: 215.278.7200. Includes collection admission and art materials. No caregivers or unregistered siblings, please.
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.
Register online or call 215.278.7200.