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Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes: Leroy Johnson

July – September 2019

Mixed-media artist Leroy Johnson is our current artist-in-residence.

Free / Family / Film / Music / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: African-Caribbean Roots

Sunday, September 1, 10am – 5pm

Learn about the music and art of Philly’s African-Caribbean communities.

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Odean Pope: Sounds of the Circle

Friday, September 6, 6 – 9pm

The Philly saxophone legend honors the enduring jazz legacy of the city with his original compositions.

Family / Social

Barnes Toddler Time

Thursday, September 19

Join us for a combination of storytime, art making, and movement activities just for kids ages 2–4 and their parents or caregivers.

Nightlife / Music / Social

Young Professionals Night: Orange Crush

Friday, September 27, 7 – 10pm

After-hours art, style, and music await Philadelphia's young leaders and Contemporaries members.

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Tribute to Nina Simone

Friday, October 4, 6 – 9pm

The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble pays homage to the timely lyrics and fiery compositions of Nina Simone, the High Priestess of Soul.

Nightlife / Social

2019 Barnes Art Ball

Friday, October 25

Join us this fall for a celebration of Henri Matisse’s 150th birthday and a preview of the contemporary art exhibition 30 Americans.

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

Artist Bash: Activated Peoples

Saturday, November 16, 8 – 11pm

Tonight, we feature artists who perform as they create, activating their histories, identities, and passions.