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Barnes Takeover: Cookie Diorio

June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Our third and final Takeover of 2019 features a performance by drag songstress Cookie Diorio. Join us for her artistic interpretation of the collection before heading into the galleries.

A classically trained vocalist and songwriter, Cookie will give a performance inspired by Dr. Barnes’s one-of-a-kind ensembles—the unconventional wall displays that combine paintings and objects from different cultures and time periods. “It is art made of art,” Cookie says. “It is a quintessential example of meta.” Following Dr. Barnes’s model, she will present “Out of the Oven, Into The Barnes,” featuring short scenes held together by songs from her repertoire, before sending you into the collection to reexamine the ensembles.


June 13, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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