Sunday, March 3, 10am – 5pm
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! Visitors have access to the collection and new photography exhibition plus all our family activities and entertainment.
This month marks our fourth Art of Math Challenge—join us in celebrating student projects that deconstruct and reconstruct masterworks in the collection. Plus, play detective and use your best observational skills to solve a math mystery in the galleries. There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to art in our everyday lives!
10am – 4pm Art Making
Explore the art of printmaking and create multiples of your own design. Get ready for March winds with colorful kites and wind socks.
Activities change throughout the day.
10am – 4pm Game: Math Mystery in the Galleries
Use a list of clues to crack the code hidden in the Barnes collection!
10:30am, 11:15am Storytime
Philly’s Baby WordPlay returns to share playful stories and lead us all in song and movement!
12 – 2pm Open Studio: Eric Goldberg
Visit the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes to see a printing demonstration by Let’s Connect artist-in-residence Eric Goldberg. Then, head inside to the collection to see some of the lithograph prints Dr. Barnes purchased in 1912.
Noon – 3pm Competition: The Art of Math Challenge
Join us in celebrating creativity and learning! For the 2019 Art of Math Challenge, groups of K–12 students from Philadelphia and the surrounding area used math strategies and creative thinking to build 3-D scale models of Barnes paintings. A pop-up exhibit of art produced for the competition is on display today.
1 – 3pm Interactive Experiment: Art of Math
Join Philly-based artist Benjamin Volta in an experiment that will push the boundaries of math and science!
3 – 4:15pm Conversation: Colette Fu on Artist Residencies
Pop-up book artist Colette Fu has attended fully funded artist residencies around the world. Today she will talk about her experiences and adventures and share how to find and apply for similar residencies. Come join in the discussion!
Free tickets are available on-site at 10am, include collection access, and are limited to four per person. Families with children under 18 get priority access to the collection at the time of arrival. Tickets go fast, but you don’t need one to enjoy our other activities and performances. Just drop by anytime during the day!
Did you know? ACCESS cardholders get in free every day.
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.