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May 2014 events

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.

Arboretum photo
members only

Circles Trip to New York City

Circles members and their guests are invited on a day trip to New York. Enjoy a tour of the Whitney Biennial, the 77th in the series begun in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and the last in the Marcel Breuer building. After lunch, tour the Sotheby’s impressionist and modern art auction preview.

May 7, 2014
8 am–6 pm

Circles $125; reservation required

Reserve tickets online.

A Bird or Two

ARTime Storytime: A Bird or Two: A Story About Henri Matisse

By Bijou Le Tord

In the brilliant sun of the south of France, Matisse painted everything in his bold and beautiful colors.  Build a birdhouse!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 8, 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.

Violette de Mazia in the Main Gallery with Georgia O’Keeffe, 1941. Photograph by Pinto studios. Barnes Foundation Archives.

Les Barnesiennes: the Women of the Barnes Foundation

Dr. Barnes surrounded himself with a diverse staff, many of whom were women hired over a decade before American women were granted suffrage. They were secretaries, instructors, authors, editors, and members of the board. Some remained loyal employees throughout their lives, even assembling their own extensive collections of art and antiques.

May 9, 2014
Noon–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members free

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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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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 13, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Which way?

ARTime Storytime: Planting a Rainbow

By Lois Ehlert

See how each flower adds to a brilliant rainbow of color just like the garden that you will grow.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

May 15, 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.

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 16, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Inside-Out Architecture

Inside-out architecture shapes the building and the grounds. Explore structure and design when you construct an amazing art gallery, sketch a gorgeous garden, and collage a building bag.

May 16, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

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

pj tour

ARTime Pajama Tour

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

May 16, 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.

Cezanne still-life
members only

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

Join Gund Family Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart for a preview lecture on the upcoming exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Opening in June 2014, The World Is an Apple shows how Cézanne recast still life and set it on a new course.  Circles reception to follow.

May 17, 2014
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free; reservations required.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Inside-Out Architecture

Inside-out architecture shapes the building and the grounds. Explore structure and design when you construct an amazing art gallery, sketch a gorgeous garden, and collage a building bag.

May 17, 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.

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 17, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Inside-Out Architecture

Inside-out architecture shapes the building and the grounds. Explore structure and design when you construct an amazing art gallery, sketch a gorgeous garden, and collage a building bag.

May 18, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. 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 18, 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 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.

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 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.

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