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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

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
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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First Friday! Flamenco Fiesta

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 a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an education tool, led by Jennifer Nadler, K-12 and educator programs manager.

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

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members only

Bus Trip: Neo-Impressionism at the Phillips Collection

Join us for a guided tour of the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition, Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music. With over 70 paintings and works on paper, this exhibition demonstrates how neo-impressionists like Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Théo van Rysselberghe employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.

October 4, 2014
8:30 am–6 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members $80; member guest $90

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Peony propagation workshop

Instructor: Kathleen Gagan, owner of Peony’s Envy peony farm

Learn how to divide herbaceous peony roots, graft tree peony scions, and propagate peonies from seed. Participants bring home their own grafted tree peony.

October 8, 2014
6–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $25; members $22

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

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation
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.

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.

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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.

book cover

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

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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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.

artsee

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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Gore Tour

See the collection like you never have before. Get into the season of scare with gory sights and shocking stories. Costumes are welcome. 

October 17, 2014
6:30–7:15 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Best for teens/tweens and their caregivers.

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

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 18, 2014
11 am–1 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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Family Day

Join our Picasso pizazz program with extra fun on Sunday! This action-packed family extravaganza features hands-on art projects that sing out a happy birthday to Pablo Picasso in celebration of his art and life. Cut-up cubism collage art projects, a story reading space, and other delights promise a playful good time.

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. 

ARTime Storytime
Books about Picasso, other artists, and art appeal to children of all ages.                        

October 19, 2014
11 am–3 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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Becoming William Glackens

William Glackens brings together over 90 works from public and private collections throughout the United States. Join curator Avis Berman as she discusses the upcoming exhibition.

October 19, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $15; members $12

Collection admission not included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation
members only

Glackens preview lecture and Circles reception

Members of the Circles enjoy an intimate reception with William Glackens curator Avis Berman; a book signing follows the lecture.

October 19, 2014
2–3 pm lecture
3–4 pm Circles reception
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Circles free. 215.278.7110

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ARTime Storytime: The Painter

By Peter Catalanotto

What could be better than making art together? Find out when you paint in your people outlines!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

October 23, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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Young Professionals Night: Mementos from Paris

Escape to a Paris-inspired fall fête for young art lovers: a one-night rendezvous of art, style, and music. Dance to the grande dame of progressive house, DJ Kristin Garofalo, and chill by our terrace-turned-French bistro. 

October 24, 2014
7–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members $15; Contemporaries free.

Collection admission included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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