The Week Ahead
Masterworks by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and other renowned artists, plus African sculpture, Native American ceramics, metalwork, and decorative arts.
Until March 12, 2018
Works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, created in response to sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin.
Free / Family
Thursday, December 14, 10:30am – noon
One of the most recognizable and beloved songs comes to life in this beautifully illustrated picture book.
Thursday, December 14, 12 – 1pm
Art history professor Brian Seymour looks at Dr. Barnes’s formative relationship with collector John G. Johnson.
Friday, December 15, 12 – 1pm
Archivist Barbara Beaucar presents the fascinating history behind many of Dr. Barnes’s sculptural acquisitions.
Free / Social
Friday, December 15, 5 – 8pm
Friends, families, and Parkway neighbors, gather at the Barnes this holiday season for after-hours art, shopping, and winter fun!
Monday, December 18, 2 – 2:30pm
Take a closer look at this French weather vane with Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 2
Free / Family
Thursday, December 21, 10:30am – noon
In this colorful book version of the popular children's song, various animals demonstrate the motions for the many verses.
Nightlife / Music / Performance
Friday, January 5, 6 – 9pm
Enjoy favorites like “Mas Que Nada” and “The Girl from Ipanema” performed by the internationally acclaimed Brazilian-jazz group Minas.
Free / Family / Social
Sunday, January 7, 10am – 5pm
Begin the new year with exciting art activities, stroller tours for the early birds, and a look at paper artist Colette Fu’s incredible pop-up books!
Monday, January 8, 2 – 2:30pm
Join us for an in-depth discussion about Henri Rousseau's 1901 painting. Free with admission; Room 23
Nightlife / Music / Social
Friday, January 19, 7 – 10pm
A night of fun, fashion, art, and music for young professionals and Contemporaries members.
Monday, January 22, 2 – 2:30pm
Take a closer look at the artistry of Edgar Degas in this talk led by Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 8
Nightlife / Film
Monday, January 29, 8 – 9pm
This visually stunning documentary tells the story of Rodin’s life through The Gates of Hell, the artist’s monumental sculptural project.
May 6 – September 3, 2018
Exploring the works of acclaimed director Jean Renoir and the influence of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his art and life.
October 20, 2018 – January 14, 2019
The exceptional path of a woman who defied the social norms of her time to join the Parisian avant-garde.