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Monday, May 28

Opening Weekend

Midnight–6 am
Midnight Film Series: Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)
PFS focuses on film from around the world. Titles to be announced. Space is limited. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
 

3 am & 6 am
[Tasting] Coffee: La Colombe
More details to come. 
 

7 am
[Yoga]  Yoga with Lisa Grunberger
Join Philadelphia yoga teacher Grunberger, author of Yiddish Yoga: Ruthie's Adventures in Love, Loss and the Lotus Position, for an invigorating hour of flowing yoga. The class is open to practitioners at every level of skill. Children age 8 and up are welcome to try. Bring your own mat and a bottle of water.
 

9 am
[Art & Aesthetics]  Cézanne
Details to come.
 

9–10 am
[Dance] Awakened Ruins: Tori Lawrence + Co.
Tori Lawrence + Co.’s site-specific dance installation explores the beauty, decay, and permanence of vanished architectural forms. Five dancers, with violin and piano accompaniment, embody a structure's erosion through time.
                           

10:30 am­–noon
[Horticulture] Botanical Illustration: Marylyn Waltzer
Barnes instructor Waltzer demonstrates botanical illustrating and explains the process of creating these detailed drawings.
 

10:30–11:30 am
[Horticulture] How to Breed Plants
Join us for a fun, fascinating, attractive, and tasty exploration of plant breeding. Find out how new types of plant are created, with demonstrations by Barnes horticulture staff, using orchids, lilies, and African violets.
 

11:30 am–1:30 pm
[Family] ArtSee Activities
Try your hand at arts and crafts projects. With the aid of Barnes staff, craft your own fabulous flower inspired by Henri Rousseau’s fantastically fanciful flora! Collage a handy-dandy tote bag with Matisse’s colorful cutouts! Draw a super sensational still life just like Paul Cezanne!
 

11:30 am
[Horticulture] The Barnes Foundations’ Horticultural Programs
Whether you have a green thumb or a lethal touch, you’ll want to find out about the Barnes Foundation’s horticulture courses.
 

11 am–12 pm
[Music] Spirit Wing
Traditional and original Native American songs performed by Barbara Andrews-Christy and Barry Lee of Spirit Wing, and accompanied by native flute and guitar. Spirit Wing is a five-time nominee for a Native American Music Award.
 

11 am
[Talk/Performance] Music and Art: Barnes’s Passion
Albert C. Barnes was keenly interested in connections between music and art, pairing paintings with specific musical compositions. Associate Archivist Barbara Beaucar talks about this aspect of Barnes’s activity. The Kimmel Center Creative Music Program performs. Space is limited. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
 

12:30 pm
[Family] Story Time
Reading out loud for the young and young at heart includes selections from such local favorites as Peter Catalanotto’s The Painter, Gertrude Stein’s A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays, and many more. Led by Barnes staff. Space is limited. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
 

12:30 pm
[Book Signing] Masterworks: The Barnes Foundation
Publication of Masterworks: The Barnes Foundation gives you a chance to own a spectacular, portable version of the Barnes collection. Buy your copy and have it signed by Barnes Chief Curator Judith Dolkart, one of the book’s authors.
 

1 pm
[Art and Aesthetics] Traditions of Art: Connecting Art and Artists across Time
A Barnes course to know about: In it, students discover what Albert C. Barnes called “the essential continuity of the great traditions” and the persistence and evolution of Western artistic forms. They learn to connect artistic styles and techniques, and they explore, analyze, and interpret works of art from before the Renaissance to the 21st century.
 

1:30 pm
[Music] String Quartet: The School District of Philadelphia
Details to come.
 

2 pm
[Horticulture] Walking Tour
Barnes horticulture staff or instructors point out plants of interest and explain how the arboretum in Merion influenced the planting structure and design of the landscape at the Philadelphia campus. Space is limited. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
 

2 pm
[Talk] The Early Barnes Foundation: Building, Life, and Work, 1922–27
The Barnes Foundation was chartered in December 1922. The five years that followed were immensely busy for Albert C. Barnes and his colleagues. Katy Rawdon, director of archives, libraries, and special collections, describes the period in which the Foundation’s buildings were constructed, classes were taught under its auspices at Columbia and Penn, as well as in the Gallery at Merion, and Barnes published The Art in Painting. Space is limited. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
 

2 pm
[Family] Create a Masterpiece: Fresh Artists
Details to come. 
 

2:30 pm
[Horticulture] Gardening on Concrete
Find out from Barnes horticulturalists how to make a simple container for your patio, porch, or deck. You’ll also learn about windowsill gardening, plants that thrive indoors, and how to distinguish between functional and ornamental plants.
 

2:30–4 pm
[Horticulture] Botanical Illustration: Marylyn Waltzer
Barnes instructor Waltzer demonstrates botanical illustrating and explains the process of creating these detailed drawings.
 

3 pm
[Family] Multi-Sensory Educational Experience
Led by Barnes staff. Details to come.
 

3 pm
[Music] Peter Tang Chinese Ensemble
Wu Peter Tang, former erhu (Chinese violin) soloist of Beijing Central Government’s Singing and Dancing Ensemble, and his ensemble play traditional and contemporary Chinese music arts traditional instruments.
 

3:30 pm
[Horticulture] The Barnes Foundation’s Horticultural Programs
Whether you have a green thumb or a lethal touch, you’ll want to find out about the Barnes Foundation’s horticulture courses.
 

5 pm
[Music] Kimmel Center Creative Music Program
Details to come.
 

5:45 pm
[Dance] STRUNG: olive Dance Theatre
Details to come.

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