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The Barnes Foundation Announces Extended Hours for 2018 Holiday Season

Tours, holiday programs, and Museum Store Sunday (Nov. 25)
Open on New Year’s Day

Philadelphia, PA, November 14, 2018–To welcome more visitors during the holiday season, the Barnes Foundation has announced special extended hours of 10 am–8 pm on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24, and from Wednesday, December 26, through Sunday, December 30. The Barnes will also be open from 11 am to 5 pm on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Several tours of the Barnes collection and special exhibition Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist are offered daily.  

The Garden Restaurant will also have extended hours of 11:30 am–8 pm on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24. Brunch will be served 11 am–4 pm on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1.

“We look forward to welcoming the Philadelphia community and visitors this holiday season to engage with art and enjoy time with family and friends,” says Thom Collins, executive director and president. “We invite guests to visit the Barnes collection and Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist—the landmark exhibition devoted to Berthe Morisot, an exceptional and pioneering artist of the impressionist movement. After the holidays, we look forward to unveiling an installation of new paintings by acclaimed American artist Pat Steir, on view in the Annenberg Court beginning January 12. With myriad tour offerings, artisan gifts in the Barnes Shop, family-friendly programs, and a delicious seasonal menu at the Garden Restaurant, there is something for everyone here at the Barnes.”     

On Sunday, November 25, together with over 800 museum stores around the world, the Barnes Shop is participating in the second annual Museum Store Sunday. In Philadelphia, the Barnes is one of 14 museums collaborating to present the Patron Passport—a guide to the participating museum stores, offering a 25% discount storewide at each store, and including an entry form to win the Grand Giveaway, a gift basket valued at more than $700 filled with museum store products. The Patron Passport can be picked up at any participating museum store. Also on Museum Store Sunday, the Barnes will host fashion trunk shows by multiple vendors and an Applewood Book Party—a free book-making activity for all ages located in a party bus, which will be parked in the Barnes driveway on 20th Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Callowhill Street.

Holiday hours at the Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia) are:

THANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 22: CLOSED

BLACK FRIDAY, November 23: 10 am–8 pm
The Garden Restaurant will be open 11:30 am–8 pm.
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2 pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. November’s focus is on Paul Cézanne’s art and life.
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau. 

Saturday, November 24: 10 am–8 pm
The Garden Restaurant will be open 11:30 am–8 pm.
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2 pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. November’s focus is on Paul Cézanne’s art and life.
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau. 

Sunday, November 25: 11 am–5 pm (regular hours)
MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

  • The Barnes Shop (11 am–5 pm): 25% discount storewide, giveaways, fashion trunk shows, and a book-making party bus.

TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2 pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. November’s focus is on Paul Cézanne’s art and life.
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

Monday, December 24: 11 am–5 pm (regular hours)
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2 pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. December’s theme is “After Impressionism: Shutting One’s Eyes in Order to See.”
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

CHRISTMAS DAY, Tuesday, December 25: CLOSED

Wednesday, December 26: 10 am–8 pm
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2 pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. December’s theme is “After Impressionism: Shutting One’s Eyes in Order to See.”
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

Thursday, December 27: 10 am–8 pm
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public.  
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

Friday, December 28: 10 am–8 pm
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. December’s theme is “After Impressionism: Shutting One’s Eyes in Order to See.”
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

Saturday, December 29: 10 am–8 pm
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1 – 2pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. December’s focus is “After Impressionism: Shutting One’s Eyes in Order to See.”
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau. 

Sunday, December 30: 10 am–8 pm
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2 pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. December’s focus is “After Impressionism: Shutting One’s Eyes in Order to See.”
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

NEW YEAR’S EVE, Monday, December 31: 11 am–5 pm (regular hours)
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (10–11 am, 11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • DAILY PREMIER TOUR (4:30–6 pm): Intimate 90-minute tour, led by a specially trained docent, taking place when the Barnes is closed to the public. 
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • DAILY SPOTLIGHT TOUR (1–2 pm): Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist and theme each month. December’s focus is “After Impressionism: Shutting One’s Eyes in Order to See.”
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

NEW YEAR’S DAY, Tuesday, January 1, 2019: 11 am–5 pm
The Garden Restaurant will be open for brunch 11 am–4 pm.
TOURS (Reserve online)

  • DAILY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (11:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:30–2:30 pm): Hour-long tour exploring highlights of the collection and covering the history of the Barnes.
  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR: BERTHE MORISOT: WOMAN IMPRESSIONIST (1–2 pm & 2–3 pm): An in-depth tour of the special exhibition, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, to discover more about the artist’s iconic works and her pioneering role in the impressionist movement.
  • PERSONALIZED DOCENT TOUR: A private one-hour tour for up to 6 people led by a specially trained docent who will shape the tour around a subject of the visitors’ choice, such as highlights of the collection or a favorite artist like Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, or Rousseau.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

Lecture: Anne Higonnet, Berthe Morisot and the Painting of Modern Life
Saturday, November 17, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
$10; members and students free
Together with her impressionist colleagues, Berthe Morisot dedicated herself to expressing what was both ephemeral and eternal about her era. Her specialty was the feminine, domestic side of urban experience. Anne Higonnet, Ann Whitney Olin Professor at Barnard College, looks closely at some of Morisot’s masterpieces, to find in them a particularly rare version of the courageous integrity, analytical intelligence, and sheer beauty that characterizes the best of impressionism.

In Focus Gallery Talk: Morisot’s Self-Portrait
Monday, November 19, 2–2:30 pm
Free with admission
Ramey Mize, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, will lead an in-depth discussion about Berthe Morisot’s Self-Portrait to enrich your experience of Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist. The talk will be in the special exhibition gallery. In Focus Gallery Talks are 30-minute lectures held in the galleries. Led by PhD candidates in art history, the talks bring an intensive focus to individual works.

Holiday Wreath Workshop
Saturday, December 1, 9 am–noon or 1–4 pm 
$65; members $58
Learn simple techniques to transform a selection of fresh-cut evergreens, pods, cones, and berries from the Barnes Arboretum into a wreath embellished with unusual decorative elements inspired by nature. Create your own wreath to take home. (Select from two classes: the morning session, where you’ll build a wreath from scratch, wiring fresh greens into a frame and decorating with your choice of cones, berries, and bow; or the afternoon session, where we’ll start with a basic wreath that you enhance with the accent materials, using hot glue and wire). Instructor: Eva Monheim, Longwood Gardens instructor, writer, photographer, and lecturer. Held at the Barnes Arboretum at Saint Joseph’s University: 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: She Creates
Sunday, December 2, 10 am–5 pm
It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection and current special exhibition, plus all our family activities and entertainment. This month, we’re recognizing women in the arts, in honor of our special exhibition Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist. Join us for a fun-filled day of family-friendly art making, performances, and discussions featuring women creators sharing their craft, skill, and passion. Free, with priority access for families with children under 18. Tickets are available on-site starting at 10 am.

In Focus Gallery Talk: Morisot’s The Artist’s Sister at a Window
Monday, December 3, 2–2:30 pm
Free with admission
Z. Serena Qiu, a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, will lead an in-depth discussion about Berthe Morisot’s The Artist’s Sister at a Window (Portrait of Mme Pontillon) to enrich your experience of Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist. The talk will be in the special exhibition gallery. In Focus Gallery Talks are 30-minute lectures held in the galleries. Led by PhD candidates in art history, the talks bring an intensive focus to individual works.

First Friday! Argentine Tango
Friday, December 7, 6–9 pm
$28; Patrons, Contributors, member guests, and students $10; Supporters and Sustainers free
Get on the dance floor for tango to the sounds of the Emiliano Messiez Tango Quartet, based in Buenos Aires and New York. Dancers from the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School will perform and also offer beginner lessons and lead a milonga (Argentine social tango).

EXHIBITIONS
Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist
On view through January 14, 2019  
Berthe Morisot (1841–1895), one of the major impressionists, worked alongside Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This exhibition traces the exceptional path of a woman who defied the social norms of her time to join the Parisian avant-garde. Through her portrayal of the human figure, Morisot explored impressionist themes of modernity: the intimacy of contemporary bourgeois living and family life, the taste for resorts and gardens, the importance of fashion, and women’s domestic work. Deliberately sketchlike and unfinished in appearance, her works are not an unmediated reflection of her daily environment: they address the temporality of representation itself in a careful capture of the world that attempts to “fix something of the passing moment.” More information.  

Pat Steir
Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series
On view January 12–November 17, 2019
Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series, an installation of new paintings by American artist Pat Steir (b. 1940), will be on view beginning in January 2019. In this first for the Barnes Foundation, Steir has been invited to create a series of 11 seven-foot-tall oil-on-canvas paintings that will occupy two walls of the Annenberg Court. Lush and sweeping in scale, these paintings will connect with Steir’s celebrated Waterfall series and revisit the dialogue between intuition and chance that has defined her work since the 1980s, with themes renewed for the present day. Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series is the first installation of paintings to be presented in the Annenberg Court. More information.

 Archives Exhibition:
A Shadow on Her Sunshine: Albert Barnes and Georgia O’Keeffe
Fall 2018–Winter 2019
In keeping with the Berthe Morisot exhibition, and to celebrate women artists, this archival exhibit features letters exchanged between Albert Barnes and Georgia O’Keeffe (1887—1986). In 1930, Dr. Barnes purchased two paintings by O’Keeffe and then, after moving them from one “ensemble” to another, he decided not to keep them. The letters that Barnes wrote to O’Keeffe expressing his anguish over the return of her work are some of the most poignant letters in the archival collection, and her letters to him, handwritten in beautiful calligraphy, are visually stunning. On view on the Barnes Foundation’s Lower Level.    

ABOUT THE BARNES FOUNDATION
The Barnes Foundation is a non-profit cultural and educational institution that shares its unparalleled art collection with the public, organizes special exhibitions, and presents programming that fosters new ways of thinking about human creativity. The Barnes collection is displayed in ensembles that integrate art and objects from across cultures and time periods, overturning traditional hierarchies and revealing universal elements of human expression. Home to one of the world’s finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings—including the largest groups of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne in existence—the Barnes brings together renowned masterworks by such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Vincent van Gogh, alongside ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and non-Western art as well as metalwork, furniture, and decorative art.

The Barnes Foundation was established by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” Since moving to the heart of Philadelphia in 2012, the Barnes has expanded its commitment to teaching visual literacy in groundbreaking ways, investing in original scholarship relating to its collection and enhancing accessibility throughout every facet of its program.

The Barnes Foundation is open Wednesday–Monday, and tickets can be purchased on-site, online, or by calling 215.278.7200. Ticket prices and current hours are listed on our website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Deirdre Maher, Director of Communications
215.278.7160, press@barnesfoundation.org
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