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October 2014 events

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Scribbles and Ink

By Ethan Long

Two artists, two styles, and lots of opportunities to turn a disasterpiece into a masterpiece. Make your own cat mask!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 2, 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.

Botanical illustration

Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Mastering the Art of Illustrating Plants

Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer

Develop techniques in line drawing and watercolor to create highly detailed and accurate botanical paintings. Understand the properties of the watercolor medium and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome.

Thursdays, October 2–November 20 (8 classes)
1–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $360; members, $324

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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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.

October 3, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

First Friday! Flamenco Fiesta

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at the Barnes with art, cocktails, and flamenco!
Feel the passion from Spain with Philadelphia's own De Luna a Lunares flamenco ensemble. Led by renowned Philadelphia-based flamenco artist/teacher Monica Herrera and esteemed flamenco guitarist Cristian Puig, the evening is set to inspire with the sounds, rhythms, and energy of Spain! Plus, enjoy a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an education tool, led by Jennifer Nadler, K-12 and educator programs manager. Collection admission included.
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning reporter Iris Delgado of Telemundo 62.

Cocktails and Spanish delicacies available for purchase. Light fare includes:
Stuffed piquillo peppers. Chorizo, Serrano ham, and frijoles gigantes
Tortilla espagnole. Spanish potato egg tortilla with roasted garlic whiskey sauce

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm Performance by De Luna a Lunares
7–7:20 pm Talk on dance as an educational tool
7:30–8:30 pm Performance by De Luna a Lunares

October 3, 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.

October 4, 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.

October 5, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ensemble

Premier Tour: A Closer Look

Gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s unique ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation. 

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

October 7, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne is often regarded as the father of modern painting. This is a comprehensive look at the artist’s major achievements, including the monumental works The Card Players and The Large Bathers.

This intimate 90-minute tour is on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

October 7, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Scribbles and Ink

By Ethan Long

Two artists, two styles, and lots of opportunities to turn a disasterpiece into a masterpiece. Make your own cat mask!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 9, 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.

October 10, 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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members only

William Glackens and the Illustration of Modern Life

In 1898 William Glackens burst onto the scene as a magazine illustrator, winning commissions and acclaim for his images of modern American life. Glackens became a go-to illustrator for tales of contemporary New York, a popular topic in the burgeoning periodical press at the turn of the century. His years as a newspaper artist had trained him well for this subject matter, which corresponded to his interests as a painter. Glackens would remain a prolific and successful illustrator for a decade, and this talk situates his accomplishments and his approach within the broader field of American illustration.

October 11, 2014
11 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free.

Includes collection and exhibition admission.

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.

October 11, 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.

October 12, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Monet studio boat

Monet and Cézanne

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

Monet and Cézanne led painting away from representation and narrative toward a celebration of human vision. Their work established a new respect for the capacity of the human eye. A hallmark of Monet’s paintings is his depiction of color and light. Through three outstanding examples at the Barnes—Madame Monet EmbroideringThe Studio Boat, and Monsieur Coqueret (Father)—Monet displays his signature techniques. For Cézanne, the quarry at Bibémus, the valley of the Arc river, and the countryside near Gardanne are places of the heart. In Cézanne’s paintings of Aix-en-Provence in the 1880s, he applied the ideas he had honed to the landscape of his youth.

Mondays, October 13–November 3 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Glackens

William Glackens: Painter of Modern Life

Instructor: Heather Campbell Coyle, PhD

In 1908, the groundbreaking exhibition of The Eight heralded the arrival of modern American art, and William Glackens was at the center of the excitement. Get ready for the exhibition William Glackens by exploring Glackens’s formative years in Philadelphia, his work as an illustrator, his sense of humor, and the passion for modern painting that he shared with Albert Barnes.

Tuesdays, October 14–November 4 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Old City gallery and private collection tour

Join Senior Instructor for Art and Aesthetics John Gatti and fellow Barnes students and alumni for design-focused exhibitions at Snyderman Works Gallery, in conjunction with Design Philadelphia. Includes a private tour of the exhibit, the Snydermans’ personal collection, and a rooftop reception.

October 15, 2014
5–7 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Students and alumni $20

Call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: When Pigasso met Mootisse

By Ethan Long

Two artists, two styles, and lots of opportunities to turn a disasterpiece into a masterpiece. Make your own cat mask!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 16, 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.

Lincoln-Barnes lecture

Including “the Creatives”

Instructor: Valerie V. Gay, executive director of Art Sanctuary

Gay discusses the “creative class” of workers, and why institutions of all kinds benefit from incorporating them in the organizational structure, from entry-level positions to executive leadership. Gay covers why and how creatives produce a positive impact. Part of the Lincoln University–Barnes Foundation lecture series.

October 16, 2014
6:30–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free, reservations required.

Collection admission not included.

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.

October 17, 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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ArtSee Activities: Picturing Picasso

Pablo’s powerful paintings feature bold costumes and mask-like faces made up of swooping shapes and lively colors. Cut-up cubism is the way to go for constructing Picasso people, crafting a costume bag, and designing a name game picture plaque.

October 17, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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