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Free / Family / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Free First Sunday: Celebrate!

Sunday, October 1, 10am – 5pm
Performers include the Cambodian Association, Olive Dance Theatre, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, The Renegade Company, and Sister Cities Girlchoir.
Free / 5th Anniversary

Barnes Classes Open House

Tuesday, October 3, 4 – 7pm
Explore the Barnes collection, and sample mini-classes in art and horticulture taught by our faculty.
Free / Music / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Open Rehearsal with the Barnes Ensemble

Wednesday, October 4, 10am – noon
Sit in on a rehearsal of the Barnes Ensemble, a cutting-edge contemporary music collective debuting at the Barnes on October 8.
Free / 5th Anniversary

College and University Faculty Night

Wednesday, October 4, 5 – 8pm
College and university faculty from all disciplines are invited to enjoy free, private access to the collection.
Free / Music / 5th Anniversary

Central High School Alumni Morning

Thursday, October 5, 10am – noon
In celebration of Albert Barnes’s alma mater, Central High School alumni are invited for a morning of collection tours and music.
Free / 5th Anniversary

Pre-K–12 Educator Night

Thursday, October 5, 5 – 7pm
For teachers and museum educators, West Chester University professor Dr. Eleanor Brown will discuss her new research on the links between art-making and physiology.
Free / Members / 5th Anniversary

Member Appreciation Day

Friday, October 6, 10am – 5pm
Members can take Meet Your Masterpiece tours, go behind the scenes in the archives, and enjoy the collection their generosity supports.
Free / 5th Anniversary

Plein Air Day at the Barnes

Saturday, October 7, 10am – 3pm
Plein air painters are invited to sketch and paint at the Barnes, drawing inspiration from both the Philadelphia and Merion campuses.
Free / Family

ARTime Storytime: Pattern Fish

Thursday, October 12, 10:30am – noon
In this gently humorous book, ​groups of fish are described by their bobbing, gliding, swishing movements until . . . shark!
Free / Family

ARTime Storytime: A Big Mistake

Thursday, October 19, 10:30am – noon
A young artist turns a mistake into a beautiful painting.
Free / Nightlife / Music / 5th Anniversary

College Night: Party at the Barnes!

Thursday, October 19, 6 – 9pm
We’re turning it up for our third annual college night in partnership with Campus Philly.
Free / Family / Music / Performance

Free First Sunday: Crossing the Line

Sunday, November 5, 10am – 5pm
Look for a wide range of performances and presentations inviting audience participation. Presented by the Small But Mighty Artists emerging artist network
Free / Family

ARTime Storytime: I’m a Little Teapot

Thursday, November 16, 10:30am – noon
Join a rambunctious teapot as he gets all steamed up just waiting to share his imaginative adventures.
Free / Family / Music / Performance

Free First Sunday: The Artist’s Process

Sunday, December 3, 10am – 5pm
This afternoon’s program is part of a yearlong competition for emerging artists organized by Art Sanctuary and Rush Arts Philly.