Programs: Calendar October 2016

The Joy of Life by Henri Matisse

The Fauves

Instructor: Marilyn Bauman, MA

Fauvism stands between pictorial illusion and the kind of "pure paint" that became a preoccupation of twentieth-century modernism. As Matisse later observed, "Fauve painting is not everything, but it is the foundation of everything." Explore fauve work and its influence on modern art.


©2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Thursdays, October 27–November 17 (4 classes)
1–3 pm Hershey’s Mill, 1500 Greenhill Rd., West Chester, PA 19380 $150; members $120

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

members only

Albert Barnes, African Art, and the Modernist Photographic Vision

Wendy A. Grossman, curatorial associate at The Phillips Collection and lecturer for New York University, Washington DC Program

Photography played a critical role in the way African objects came to be appreciated as modern art in the first half of the 20th century. Starting from a Man Ray photograph of an African mask in the Barnes collection, this talk explores the intersection of avant-garde tastes, African art, and photography, in conjunction with the exhibition Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890–1950.



Saturday, October 29
2–3 pm Members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Fifteen members of the Crossing chamber choir stand in an arc around the conductor in front of a bright neon backdrop.

The Crossing

Canticles of the Holy Wind

Commissioned by The Crossing chamber choir in 2012, this magnum opus of Pulitzer laureate John Luther Adams is an aural kaleidoscope in which four choirs surround the audience. 

Sunday, October 30
6–7 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $35; seniors $25; students $20

Book tickets