At-Home Activities and Inspiration
We’re sharing this monthly offering of cultural, creative, and artistic inspiration in one easy place! This June we’re celebrating with joyous music and art inspired by Juneteenth, Black Music Month, and favorite floral works in the collection. Activities available through July 3.
V. Shayne Frederick
V. Shayne Frederick is a pianist, vocalist, arranger, and musical director with a performance history spanning two decades. Today, in celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month, he’s sharing his song “Black Nile.” The music video, directed by Stephanie Malson, takes you on a joyous tour of Philadelphia’s creative community. Join V. Shayne on an inspiring musical journey.
Barnes in Bloom
We’re also celebrating Barnes in Bloom this month, by showcasing the power of flowers through floral still lifes and lush landscapes by favorite artists. These art activities and lessons highlight some of the ways that nature inspires us.
Henri Rousseau was a self-taught artist who often included exotic plants and flowers in his paintings. Look closely at the shapes and colors in this painting and then draw your own bright bouquet. Ages 3–12. Available en Español.
Share your creation with #BarnesatHome.
Barnes Takeout: Matisse’s Le Bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life)
Martha Lucy, our deputy director for Research, Interpretation and Education, provides a deep dive into the beauty of the outdoors in Matisse’s joyful, important work.