Programs: Calendar

Brian LaPann

First Friday! The Creatives

Brian LaPann heats up the mic with his unique blend of blues, rock, and funk. The evening includes Renegade Company’s original theatrical performance inspired by Angelo Pinto’s reverse glass paintings in the Barnes collection. An evening of eclectic creativity awaits!

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase. This event's menu includes:

Grilled, prosciutto-wrapped peaches over arugula
stacked Jersey tomato Caprese

August 7, 2015
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.

Oran Etkin

First Friday! One World of Jazz: From Africa to Israel and Beyond

African and Jewish music meet modern jazz in Kelenia, the debut album by clarinetist and saxophonist Oran Etkin. Describing the love between different kinds of people, Kelenia bridges world beats and joins Etkin with Malian griot musicians Balla Kouyate (balafon) and Makane Kouyate (calabash and vocals), American bassist Marcos Varela, and special guest Malian vocalist Abdoulaye Diabate. Go on a musical journey that transcends cultural boundaries, seamlessly fusing swing rhythms with traditional African and Israeli music in "exulted moments of beautiful lyricism," according to Jazz Improv Magazine. Followed by a short talk on the African collection.

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase. This event's menu includes:

sweet and savory macaroons

September 4, 2015
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.

Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen

Opening party for Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen

Join us for the public opening of an exhibition of the world’s most important collection of wrought-iron objects! The exhibition from the Musée le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France, complements one of the most intriguing collections at the Barnes Foundation: the 887 pieces of European and American metalwork that punctuate the Foundation’s signature wall arrangements. Be the first to see the show!

September 18, 2015
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $22

Collection admission included.

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.