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PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Art of Math

Free / Family / Social / Performance

Sunday, March 3, 9am – 5pm


See creative displays by Philadelphia students participating in the Art of Math Challenge.

Free; capacity is limited, and registration is required.

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About the Event

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes!

This month, we’re exploring the connections between math and art that we can see every day. Find examples of geometry and perception in our galleries and see 3-D creations of Barnes paintings by students in Philadelphia and beyond. Enjoy fun family activities, catch music sets by DJ Giz, and explore our newest special exhibition, Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me, for free on opening day. Today, the galleries are opening early—see the exhibition starting at 9am and the collection at 9:45am.

Registration opens Thursday, February 29, at 10am.

What’s On

9am – 4pm

Scavenger Hunt

Join us a math-inspired scavenger hunt in the collection gallery. Perfect for the whole family—ages 2 and up.

9:15 – 10am; 11:30am – 12:30pm

Performances: DJ Giz

At just 13 years old, DJ Giz has already been honing his spinning skills for five years. He has performed across Philadelphia at venues like the Please Touch Museum and the African American Museum, and today he brings his energetic mixes to the Barnes.

Stick around for a Q&A with DJ Giz after his first set.

10am – 4pm

Art of Math Challenge Competition

For the past three months, K–12 students around Philadelphia have been designing and building 3-D scale models of paintings from our collection. Stop by and see all the creations on display, and vote for your favorites!

10am – 12:45pm

Art of Math Challenge Awards Ceremonies

Barnes education staff and math experts judge student-made models, and announce the winners!

5th & 6th Grade Group
Entry begins at 9am
Ceremony at 10am

2nd–4th Grade Group
Entry begins at 10:30am
Ceremony at 11am

7th–12th Grade Group
Entry begins at 12pm
Ceremony at 12:30pm