Free; capacity is limited, and registration is required.
About the Event
It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! This month, we’re celebrating the power of global rhythms and beats with the Steve Weiss Mallet Festival. Find stories about music and melodies in our galleries, and learn more with our fun family activities. Plus, explore the collection and visit our special exhibition, Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die).
Limited capacity. Registration opens Thursday, August 4, at 10am.
10am – 4pm
Join us for art activities, a scavenger hunt, and play celebrating music and sounds. Perfect for the whole family—ages 2 and up.
Henri Matisse. The Music Lesson, 1917. BF717. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
10:30 – 11am; 11:15 – 11:45am
Stories and fun for ages 2 and up. This month’s theme is all about music and percussion!
12:30 – 1:15pm; 2:30 – 3:15pm
The Steve Weiss Mallet Festival brings a lively performance of vibraphones and marimbas, in collaboration with Settlement Music School. Join us for a jam session featuring percussionists from across Philadelphia and beyond.
Free First Sunday Family Days at the Barnes
PECO 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.