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May 2014 events

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Premier Tour: Impressionism’s Legacy

Enjoy a look at impressionist masterpieces by artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

May 20, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barney Backhoe

ARTime Storytime: Barney Backhoe and the Big City Dig

By Susan Knopf

Barney the backhoe is excited to help build a skyscraper in the big city, and you will too. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 22, 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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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.

May 23, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

David Byrne

Architecture and Musical Evolution, featuring David Byrne

Known as the force behind Talking Heads and creator of the highly regarded record label Luaka Bop, David Byrne also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist, and has published and exhibited visual art for more than a decade. Join the conversation as this legendary musician and artist leads an eye-opening talk exploring the relationship between music and architecture. Discover the influence that architecture has had on the evolution of music and learn how Byrne uses architecture in his own harmonic innovations. The night concludes with a reception with refreshments for purchase. This event is generously sponsored by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Media support by:

CFA logo  AIA Philadelphia 

 

May 23, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $35; members $28*

Collection admission included.

This event is sold out. 
Click here for other upcoming talks.

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.

May 24, 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.

May 25, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Impressionism’s Legacy

Enjoy a look at impressionist masterpieces by artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

May 27, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Roses: Lust and Innocence

Tour the Arboretum, then enjoy a talk on the history of the rose, which has been a symbol for lust, virginity, and blood in Western culture for 2,000 years. Trace its path and role in society as it crisscrossed the world.

May 28, 2014
10 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $25; members $22

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barney Backhoe

ARTime Storytime: Barney Backhoe and the Big City Dig

By Susan Knopf

Barney the backhoe is excited to help build a skyscraper in the big city, and you will too. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 29, 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.

May 30, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Artful Tastings: Seasonal Beer

Sample nuances of flavor, ingredients, scents, and regions and compare them to formal and sensory aspects of the collection’s masterworks. Presented with New Holland Brewing’s Joel Armato and Barnes Senior Instructor for Art and Aesthetics John Gatti. 

May 30, 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.

May 31, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Click here for information on upcoming family programs.

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