Programs: Calendar July 2015

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Learning to See

Instructor:  Christine Stoughton, Ph.D.
Have you ever wondered what you should look for when viewing a work of art and what the artist is trying to communicate? This introductory course will help you answer these questions and many more. Held in the galleries of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the class will focus on selected works of American art that are part of PAFA’s permanent collection and other art objects at PMA that support the concepts being taught.  The skills you will learn apply to all of the visual arts, as well as daily life.  You will never see art the same way again.

 

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7/28/15 – 8/13/15 (6 Sessions)
10 am - 12 pm Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts/ Philadelphia Museum of Art $175

Registration is through Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at https://www.pafa.org/courses/learning-see
or by calling 215-972-7632 or e-mailing continuinged@pafa.edu

ensemble

Premier Tour: Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism / A Closer Look

An intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public. Includes private access to the Barnes Shop.

A Closer Look
Tuesday, July 28
4–5:30 pm  
Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation.  

Durand-Ruel and the Rise of Impressionism
Tuesday, July 28
4–5:30 pm  
Paul Durand-Ruel, the famous Parisian art dealer who shaped the 20th-century art market, was crucial to the formation of the legendary Barnes collection. Between 1912 and 1920, Barnes purchased over 100 paintings from the dealer and his sons, including many works by Cézanne, Degas, and Renoir. Barnes traveled regularly to the Durand-Ruel galleries in New York and Paris, scouring their exhibitions in search of new acquisitions. Explore important impressionist works that made their way into the Barnes collection through this visionary dealer.

 

 

 

July 28, 2015
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

room 18 west wall

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the "universal language of art" according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his "experiments in education" that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

July 30, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Arboretum

Barnes 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.

July 31, 2015
1–2 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $10; members $8

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Famously Unorthodox

Famously Unorthodox: Barnes’s Wall Ensembles

What makes the Barnes unlike any other art institution in the world? While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged according to light, line, color, and space—principles that defy curatorial norms but follow the "universal language of art" according to Dr. Barnes. Dive into the mind of a self-made entrepreneur turned eccentric collector and deconstruct his "experiments in education" that posited art as a powerful tool for educational and social reform.

July 31, 2015
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.