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March 2014 events

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Premium Guided Tour

In this very exclusive offering, enjoy an intimate tour of the legendary collection with a limited number of other guests. During this 60 minute tour led by docents and graduates of the Barnes’s intensive three-year courses, you will learn insights into masterpieces in the collection, their unique “ensemble” arrangement and other stories about Dr. Barnes and the Foundation.

March 3, 2014
10–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $50

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Members login here first.

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Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

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

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premium Guided Tour

In this very exclusive offering, enjoy an intimate tour of the legendary collection with a limited number of other guests. During this 60 minute tour led by docents and graduates of the Barnes’s intensive three-year courses, you will learn insights into masterpieces in the collection, their unique “ensemble” arrangement and other stories about Dr. Barnes and the Foundation.

March 5, 2014
10–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $50

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Members login here first.

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Premium Guided Tour

In this very exclusive offering, enjoy an intimate tour of the legendary collection with a limited number of other guests. During this 60 minute tour led by docents and graduates of the Barnes’s intensive three-year courses, you will learn insights into masterpieces in the collection, their unique “ensemble” arrangement and other stories about Dr. Barnes and the Foundation.

March 6, 2014
10–11 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $50

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Members login here first.

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ARTime Storytime: In the Garden with Van Gogh

By Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober

Visit the country with Vincent van Gogh.  Make your own sunny sunflowers!

March 6, 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.

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

First Friday! In Full Bloom

In honor of the Philadelphia Flower Show, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra performs Aaron Copland’s Appalachian SpringRounding off the evening is a gallery talk on the Shonibare exhibition, and a talk on the Merion Arboretum will have everything coming up roses!

Program:
6–9 pm: collection and special exhibition access
6–8:30 pm: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was founded by award-winning Music Director Jeri Lynne Johnson. Described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “first-class on every level,” BPCO musicians trained in the nation’s leading music conservatories, among which The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute, and the Eastman School of Music.
6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm: The Collector 20-min. screening
7–7:20 pm: Yinka Shonibare gallery talk
8–8:20 pm: top 20 plants in 20 minutes with Horticulture Education Coordinator Nicole Juday

March 7, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $35; members free

SOLD OUT. 
Join us for our next First Friday! event on April 6.

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members only

Under the Microscope: Cézanne in the Conservation Studio

Chief Conservator of Paintings Barbara Buckley and Gund Family Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart give you an inside look at the Barnes's treasured Cézanne still lifes; witness firsthand the mastery of the artist's layered colors and brushstrokes. Dolkart also provides insight into the exhibition of Cézanne still lifes coming up in 2014.

Tuesday, March 11
Three opportunities in one day:
8–9 am, Noon—1 pm, 6–7:30 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway For Circles $1,000 and above

RSVP: 215.278.7110

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Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

March 11, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: In the Garden with Van Gogh

By Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober

Visit the country with Vincent van Gogh.  Make your own sunny sunflowers!

March 13, 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 (sold out) or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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members only

New member welcome

A complex collection with a complex history, the Barnes deserves an introduction. Spend a morning with Blake Bradford, director of education, and Aidan Vega, director of audience engagement, to learn about the founders, their collection, and their educational experiment. Plus, tips to make sure you’re getting the most from your membership.

March 15, 2014
10:30–11:30 am 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Members free

Collection admission included.

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Bog container workshop

Instructor: Jim Bobb, horticulturist

Create a container with personality: plant a bog garden. Learn how to find and select carnivorous plants, arrange them in a container planting, and maintain your hardy little garden from year to year. All materials included.

March 15, 2014
10:30 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $55; members $49

Registration is closed

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Premier Tour: Landscapes in the Barnes Collection

For centuries, the landscape has been a muse for artists. Whether inspired by real locations or purely from imagination, great artists like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau have created remarkable paintings that capture the beauty, mystery, and experience of nature.  

March 18, 2014
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $60; members $30

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Vincent’s Colors

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Vincent’s own words bring the colors of the rainbow to life. A merry color wheel mobile is yours for the making! Best for ages 2–5.

March 20, 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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ArtSee Activities

Here comes the sun! Picture a sun-drenched still life, collage a Vincent sunshiny bag, and sculpt a sunscape in celebration of Vincent’s brilliant birthday! For all ages.

March 21, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ARTime Pajama Tour

Follow the sun on this very bright and beaming gallery hunt! For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

March 21, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities

Here comes the sun! Picture a sun-drenched still life, collage a Vincent sunshiny bag, and sculpt a sunscape in celebration of Vincent’s brilliant birthday! For all ages.

March 22, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ArtSee Activities

Here comes the sun! Picture a sun-drenched still life, collage a Vincent sunshiny bag, and sculpt a sunscape in celebration of Vincent’s brilliant birthday! For all ages.

March 23, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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African Textiles Past and Present

Join Alisa LaGamma, curator in charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Met, for a lecture on historical and contemporary African textiles and their use in contemporary art. The talk specifically illuminates the work of Yinka Shonibare MBE.

March 23, 2014
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $20; members $15

Collection admission included.

Purchase tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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African Textiles Lecture and Circles Reception

Alisa LaGamma, curator of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Met, discusses historical and contemporary African textiles and their use in contemporary art, such as the textiles Shonibare works in. She provides a history of Dutch wax fabric and its introduction to Africa, and links it to the textile traditions of West Africa, which historically reflect political and social aspiration. She is a contributor to the Foundation’s forthcoming catalogue on African art and has written a catalogue on African textiles at the Met. Members of the Circles enjoy a reception with LaGamma following the lecture.

March 23, 2014
2–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway For Circles $1,000 and above

RSVP: 215.278.7110

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Still Life: Braque, Cézanne, Matisse, Maurer, Picasso, and Renoir

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

The still life was the least-admired subject for French academic painters, but became a powerful focus for impressionist and post-impressionist artists, particularly Cézanne. He used objects from his native Provence to construct innovative compositions that broke from Renaissance traditions of volume and space. His comment that he would “astonish Paris with an apple” signaled his bravura. The return to still life as a highly regarded art form in the 20th century hinged largely on Cézanne’s work and legacy.

Mondays, March 24–May 5 (6 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

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