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June 2014 events

Arboretum photo
members only

Family Flower Day at the Barnes Arboretum

Art and nature collide with demonstrations, tours, and activity stations. Decorate a blossom bag, sculpt a flower arrangement, and paint a still life. Take a guided tour, watch a Philadelphia Watercolor Society plein-air artist and bring a picnic lunch! 

Rain Date: June 8

June 1, 2014
11 am–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

Members Free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

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.

Barnes Foundation event

Alumni Trip: Art and Urban Gardens

Join fellow students and Barnes alumni to tour the Chelsea galleries with Met educator Lauren Kaplan, and experience the living and artistic installations along the High Line with horticulturist Patrick Cullina.

June 3, 2014
8 am–6 pm Alumni and Barnes students $100; reservations required.

To register, call 215.278.7110

cloudette

ARTime Storytime: Cloudette

By Tom Lichtenheld

Cloudette can help a garden grow and make brooks babble; color a cloudscape!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

June 5, 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.

 

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.

June 6, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Carla Cook

First Friday! Summer Chill

Chill with songbird Carla Cook, whose jazz sound is infused with R&B, European classical, Motown, blues, and gospel. Catch the first wave of our upcoming Cézanne exhibition with a short talk by Deputy Director of Art and Archival Collections and Gund Family Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart. 

Program
6–9 pm The Collector plays every 20 minutes
6–7 pm and 7:30–8:30 pm Carla Cook performs
7–7:20 pm preview of the Cézanne exhibition with chief curator Judith F. Dolkart

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

Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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.

June 7, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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.

June 8, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

cloudette

ARTime Storytime: Cloudette

By Tom Lichtenheld

Cloudette can help a garden grow and make brooks babble; color a cloudscape!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

June 12, 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.

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.

June 13, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

wine glasses

Artful Tastings: Sparkling wines

Sample nuances of flavor, ingredients, scents, and regions and compare them to formal and sensory aspects of the collection’s masterworks.

June 13, 2014
7–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $40; members $32

Collection admission after tasting.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200

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.

June 14, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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.

June 15, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Pascin image

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.

Cezanne still-life
members only

The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne member preview

Preview the exhibition, which shows how Cézanne recast still life and set it on a new course, before it opens to the public. The Barnes is the only US venue for the exhibition.

June 19, 2014
10 am–6 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

only one you

ARTime Storytime: Only One You

By Linda Kranz

Lively little rockfish remind us that there’s only one you. After the story, design your own pattern fish.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

June 19, 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.

Cezanne still-life
members only

The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne member preview

Preview the exhibition, which shows how Cézanne recast still life and set it on a new course, before it opens to the public. The Barnes is the only US venue for the exhibition.

June 20, 2014
10 am–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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.

June 20, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne still-life
members only

The World Is an Apple: Supporter Opening Event

Celebrate the opening of The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne with live music, exclusive access to the exhibition and a complimentary drink.

June 20, 2014
5–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Supporter members and above free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online.

Cezanne still-life
members only

The World Is an Apple: Supporter Curator Lecture and Reception

Celebrate the opening of The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne with live music, exclusive access to the exhibition and a complimentary drink.

5-6:30pm Eleanor Dubinsky Performance

6:30 – 7:30pm  The World Is an Apple curator lecture with Benedict Leca, director for curatorial affairs at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

7:30 – 8:30 pm Eleanor Dubinsky Performance

Exhibition and collection admission included.

June 20, 2014
5–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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