Free, with priority access for families with children under 18. Tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.
About the Event
It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes!
Explore the galleries, and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, art making, and storytelling. Today, we're spotlighting women in the arts and business to celebrate our upcoming exhibition on Marie Cuttoli, a visionary entrepreneur who revived the art of tapestry for the modern era.
Maori Holmes, director of the BlackStar Film Festival, joins today’s panel of Philly women in the arts.
10am – 4pm
Create watercolor paintings that resemble stained glass; make quilt squares inspired by works by women artists in the Barnes collection, and more.
Activities change throughout the day.
Ms. Pam and Ms. Martina from Baby Wordplay share multicultural stories and fun sing-alongs that bring them to life.
1 – 2:30pm
Music: Sistahs Laying Down Hands
Sistahs Laying Down Hands—a collective of drummers, dancers, and poets—perform jazz, spirituals, and more. Lead by percussionist and artistic director Karen L. Smith (below), the group invites audience participation.
3 – 4:30pm
Talk: Women in the Business of Art
Leaders of arts-related businesses in Philadelphia share their work and perspectives as entrepreneurs. Panelists include:
Rebecca Fisher, cofounder of Beyond the Bell Tours
Dorothea Gamble, cofounder, co-owner, and CEO of Trunc Artisans
Maori Holmes, director of the BlackStar Film Festival
Anula Shetty, media artist and co-director of Termite TV Collective
Free First Sunday Family Days at the Barnes
Our Free First Sunday Family Day events offer no-cost admission to the collection galleries as well as an array of family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts, musical performances, and interactive workshops.