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September 2014 events

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Ensembles

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Albert Barnes arranged his art into “ensembles” that invite close looking by creating formal connections across traditional categories. Using techniques honed in Visual Literacy and Traditions, deepen your understanding of the design, aesthetic, and conceptual associations in the gallery installations.

Tuesdays, September 2–December 2 (14 classes)
11 am–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900, members $810

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Traditions, section I

Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd or Molly Walker, MA 

Building on skills developed in Visual Literacy and the method of looking pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, make connections between artistic styles and techniques as you explore works of art from before the Renaissance to the 21st century and discuss the persistence and evolution of Western artistic forms over the last millennium.

Tuesdays, September 2–May 5 (28 classes)
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

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

September 2, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Traditions, section II

Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd or Molly Walker, MA 

Building on skills developed in Visual Literacy and the method of looking pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, make connections between artistic styles and techniques as you explore works of art from before the Renaissance to the 21st century and discuss the persistence and evolution of Western artistic forms over the last millennium.

Tuesdays, September 2–May 5 (28 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Art Now

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Examine the practice of artists working today and their response to cultural, social, political, and ideological issues. Meet artists, scholars, art dealers, and other visual arts professionals, and visit exhibitions, cultural institutions, and artists’ studios. Course highlights have included visits to the West Collection in Oaks, PA, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Wednesdays, September 3–December 17 (14 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900, members $810

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Plant Pathology

Instructor: Mark Shaw, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist at Bartlett Tree Experts

Learn to identify signs and symptoms of woody plant diseases, including the most common biotic and abiotic diseases in the Delaware Valley. Emphases are the diagnostic process, systematic assessment, and the concepts of abiotic disorder and predisposing stresses. Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum.

Wednesdays, September 3–October 22
1:30–3:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $180; members $162

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Saturday Night at the Beastro

By Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben

Dinner is served at the Beastro and it’s like no meal you’ve ever seen, with squiggly slugs and glasses of skunk juice! After hearing about the hungry monsters, pinch a pot. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 4, 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.

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Introduction to Visual Literacy, section II

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Part of the original Barnes curriculum. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning. 

Thursdays, September 4–May 7 (28 classes)
Noon–2 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 5, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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First Friday! French Cabaret

Escape to Paris at a cabaret-inspired fête––a sensual feast for your eyes and ears! Dive into the Parisian and Golden Age listening to sounds of the Avalon Jazz Band featuring dances that harken back to jazz halls, flappers, and dandies dancing in a whirlwind to soulful rhymes and rhythms. Activities include a short talk on the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.

No Paris trip is complete without the French bistro experience. Sip apéritifs, and savor mini baguette sandwiches, pommes frites, and macarons available for purchase at the Annenberg Court. Or make an evening of it with an intimate dinner at our Garden Café.

Program
6–9 pm  The Collector screening
6–7 pm  jazz set
7–7:20 pm  The World Is an Apple talk       
7:30–8:30 pm  jazz set 

September 5, 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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Private Gardens of Delaware County

The Alumni Association presents a tour of two private gardens owned and designed by horticulturists Andrew Bunting in Swarthmore and Adam Levine and Tom Borkowski in Media. See how professionals pair plant culture knowledge with design skills. Registrants receive driving directions. 

September 6, 2014
10 am–noon $12, members $10

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 6, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Keys to the Collection App Launch Party

Bring the whole family to celebrate the launch of our newest kids' app Keys to the Collection

Unlock the mysteries of the collection by turning your visit into a game. Go on different art adventures to find the elusive gold key, which wins you the game and unlocks a special room where you can create your own art gallery!  Pick up on-site or download on your Apple device. Barnes staff are on hand to assist and inform guests.

September 7, 2014
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available on-site.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

Renoir was unique in his broad subject matter—landscapes, interiors, still lifes, and portraits—and made deeply personal pieces as well as commissions. His 181 works in the Barnes have been recently catalogued and documented by Martha Lucy and John House in Renoir in the Barnes Foundation. Using this publication, examine Renoir’s blend of modern and classical.

Mondays, September 8–29 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Introduction to Visual Literacy, section I

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Part of the original Barnes curriculum. Using ideas pioneered by Albert Barnes and John Dewey, learn to read the visual languages of art. By identifying and observing elements, content, and styles in paintings and other media, students discover how artists create form and meaning. 

Mondays, September 8–May 11 (28 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $1,500; members $1,350

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier Tour: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

Artistic rivals but ultimately friends, Picasso and Matisse both had a monumental impact on modern art.  Enjoy an in-depth tour of major works by these artists in the collection, and learn why Dr. Barnes believed them to be the future of modern art.

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

September 9, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Architecture in the Age of Renoir, Cézanne, and Picasso

Instructor: Grace Ong Yan, PhD

From the 1860s to the 1930s, Paris was a nexus for innovation in architecture and in painting, both steeped in tradition and progressively modern. Explore comparisons between select masterpieces in the Barnes collection and great architectural achievements like the Palais Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, and buildings by Le Corbusier.

Tuesdays, September 9–30 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Saturday Night at the Beastro

ARTime Storytime: Saturday Night at the Beastro

By Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben

Dinner is served at the Beastro and it’s like no meal you’ve ever seen, with squiggly slugs and glasses of skunk juice! After hearing about the hungry monsters, pinch a pot. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

September 11, 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.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 12, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

September 13, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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