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#BarnesRollCall: Live Talks with Artists and Performers

Free / Talks & Tours / Performance / Online

Thursdays, June 4, June 18, July 2

4 – 4:30pm


We can't gather at the Barnes right now, so we're bringing live performances and conversations to you on Instagram!

About the Event

Our building may be temporarily closed, but we continue to celebrate the creative spirit. We’re bringing back performers and artists from popular programs like First Friday!, Artist Bash, Barnes on the Block, and PECO Free First Sunday Family Day for #BarnesRollCall, a new Instagram Live series!

Every other Thursday, Kathleen Greene, our curator of public programs, will host intimate 30-minute sessions with two artists—keeping the energy and essence of our programs alive from the safety of home! #BarnesRollCall is a chance to jam, chat, and bring the creative community together. Watch on Instagram Live on your mobile device.

Our performance program, like the Barnes collection itself, united artists from a range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Since opening the Parkway in 2012, we’ve hosted more than 2,000 artists and performers from Philadelphia and around the world, sharing their unique voices and welcoming new audiences to the Barnes community.

June 4


Darla Jackson

Darla Jackson’s work has been shown locally at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Seraphin Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Woodmere Art Museum, and the Fleisher Art Memorial. She has also exhibited nationally and internationally, and lectured at venues including the Barnes. Last summer, Jackson gave a live metal forging demonstration at Barnes on the Block.

Singer & Pianist

V. Shayne Frederick

V. Shayne Frederick is a pianist, vocalist, arranger, and musical director with a performance history spanning two decades. V. Shayne has been described as “one of the region’s busiest and best jazz singers,” by the Broad Street Review and “one to watch” and a “shining light” by All About Jazz. He’s also a fan favorite at our Young Professionals Night and College Night events.

The Host

Kathleen Greene

Curator of public programs at the Barnes, Kathleen Greene is the creative force behind Artist Bash, First Friday!, and other popular performance series.

Coming Up

June 18
Trombonist Mariel Bildsten and percussionist Hafez Kotain

July 2
Vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd and theater artist John Jarboe