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Parkway Sculpture Walking Tour

Saturday, September 30, 9:45am – noon
This guided discussion of sculpture along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway examines two modes of public art: the memorial and the pure artwork.
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Parkway Centennial Lecture: Architecture—Honoring a Legacy

Monday, October 2, 6:30 – 8pm
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the architects of the Barnes, talk about preserving an individual's legacy through architecture.
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Students and Alumni of the Barnes Foundation: Lecture and Brunch

Tuesday, October 3, 9:30am – noon
Talks by associate curator Cindy Kang and award-winning landscape designer W. Gary Smith will be followed by a festive brunch.
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In Focus Gallery Talk: Manet’s Tarring the Boat

Monday, October 9, 2 – 2:30pm
An in-depth discussion led by Roksana Filipowska, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania.​ Free with admission; Room 6
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They Might (or Might Not) Be Giants: Champion Trees of the Barnes Arboretum

Saturday, October 21, 10 – 11:30am
Join us for a guided exploration of the arboretum's champion trees.
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In Focus Gallery Talk: Cézanne’s The Allée at Marines

Monday, October 23, 2 – 2:30pm
Learn more about Cézanne’s The Allée at Marines from Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 1
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In Focus Gallery Talk: Matisse’s Seated Riffian

Monday, November 6, 2 – 2:30pm
​Roksana Filipowska, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses Matisse’s Seated Riffian. Free with admission; Room 1
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Laura’s Favorites: A Bark Appreciation Walk

Saturday, November 11, 10 – 11:30am
A guided tour of trees and large shrubs with notably ornamental bark.
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In Focus Gallery Talk: Modigliani’s Cypresses and Houses at Cagnes

Monday, November 20, 2 – 2:30pm
Find out more about the Modigliani work from Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 19
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Noontime Conversation: Rodin’s Legacy

Thursday, November 30, 12 – 1pm
A discussion of Auguste Rodin’s influence during his own time and the sculptor’s continuing importance for artists working today.
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In Focus Gallery Talk: Monet’s Studio Boat

Monday, December 4, 2 – 2:30pm
Roksana Filipowska, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania, shares the story behind Monet's floating studio. Free with admission; Room 9
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Noontime Lecture: The Prehistory of Albert C. Barnes: Becoming a Collector

Thursday, December 14, 12 – 1pm
Art history professor Brian Seymour looks at Dr. Barnes’s formative relationship with collector John J. Johnson.
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In Focus Gallery Talk: An 18th-Century French Weather Vane

Monday, December 18, 2 – 2:30pm
Take a closer look at this French weather vane with Miriam Stanton, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania. Free with admission; Room 2