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 exploring creativity and inspiration with help from our partner Musicopia, a Philadelphia nonprofit that helps provide music education and enrichment to students in pre-K through 12th grades. Bring an instrument to donate, enjoy Balinese and Bollywood dance performances, and learn more with our family activities. Plus, explore the collection in our main galleries and see our special exhibition Modigliani Up Close.
Limited capacity. Registration opens Thursday, November 3, at 10am.
Before your visit, see our current safety guidelines.
10am – 4pm
Join us for art activities and play that teach close looking. Perfect for the whole family—ages 2 and up.
10am – 4pm
Instrument Donation Drive
Have an instrument you’d like to give a second life? Bring it to the Barnes this weekend for donation. Through its Gift of Music Program, Musicopia collects and repairs gently used band and orchestral instruments and places them in schools with students who are eager to play but cannot afford to rent or buy them. Over the past decade, Musicopia has collected and shared more than 6,000 instruments across the state.
10:30 – 11am; 11:15 – 11:45am
Stories and fun for ages 2 and up. This month’s stories are about creativity and making!
12:30 – 1:15pm
Performance: Indonesian Dance from the Island of Bali
Watch a medley of Balinese dances featuring performers in ornate traditional costumes. Their performance highlights some of the basic principles, postures, and movements of Balinese dance. Plus, learn the history and context of each dance within Indonesian culture.
2:15 – 3:30pm
Workshop: Bollywood Dance
Dance educator Swati Chaturvedi leads an interactive workshop that introduces the sounds and rhythms of India to families. Learn the basic steps and sequences of Bollywood dance and work toward performing a short routine. Perfect for all ages and skill levels.
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.