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2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

November 2017

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

November 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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Exhibition Opening Party: Kiefer Rodin

November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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What do two important artists, working a century apart, share in creative instinct and process? A dark and sensuous fascination with ruins, Gothic cathedrals, and the drama of humanity.  November 17—also the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death—aptly marks the opening celebration of #KieferRodin. Be among the first to explore contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to the sculptures and drawings of Rodin. The Barnes is the only US venue for this major exhibition presenting nearly 100 works organized in collaboration with…

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December 2017

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

December 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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Open House: Pop-up Holiday Market

December 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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This holiday market is a great, one-stop-shop for interesting artsy and eco-friendly gifts, including cool apparel, handmade jewelry and artisanal goods. Visitors will also have access to art after hours, and winter-inspired spirits and gastro fare, including complimentary treats from Whole Foods. More info here!  

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January 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

January 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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Young Professionals Night: Gothic Glam

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Beats, bites, and spirits await Philly’s young art aficionados. It’s #BarnesYP tradition to dress the theme: Go in all black or wear deep, dark hues channeling Gothic Glam. Our winter edition of Young Professionals Night is an ode to our new exhibition, Kiefer Rodin, featuring renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to masterworks by Auguste Rodin. Wander between two worlds as both artists share a dark, sensuous fascination with ruins and Gothic cathedrals as metaphors for the drama of humanity. Hosted…

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February 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

February 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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March 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

March 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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April 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

April 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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May 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

May 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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June 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

June 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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July 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

July 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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Free Museum Day at The Barnes Foundation

July 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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The Barnes Foundation is home to one of the finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modernist paintings in the world! Celebrate summer with creative play at the Barnes! There will be artful games, crafts, and the precision and play of Almanac Dance Circus Theater. Fun for families of all ages! 

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August 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

August 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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September 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

September 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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First Friday! Brazilian Day

September 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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$10

Savor this taste of Afro-Brazilian culture with Project Capoeira in collaboration with special guests Cleonice and Nildinha Fonseca and José Zé Ricardo Sousa directly from Bahia, Brazil. The ensemble will perform a colorful, crowd-pleasing repertoire of Afro-Brazilian folkloric dances such as orixás, Samba de Roda, and capoeira, the martial art that fuses rhythmic music with high-energy gymnastics. Don’t miss this get-out-of-your-seat-and-move performance, part of Philadelphia’s Brazilian Day celebration. Tickets include access to the Barnes collection. Limited seating available.

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October 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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November 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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Open Arts – College Night at The Barnes Foundation

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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We’re heading back in time so bring your fringe, bowties or beads and showcase your spin on the 1920s! Grab a pen and paper to draw with Dr. Sketchey’s anti-art school. Bring your friends and enjoy FREE access to explore the 23 galleries and over 3,000 objects within the Barnes collection. Dance and listen to the sounds of Shayne V. Fredrick on the piano - and, yes he takes requests. And don’t forget to grab some free food from Sweetgreen!

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December 2018

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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January 2019

Young Professionals Night at the Barnes Foundation

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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$35

The Barnes Foundation's Young Professionals Night is where the wild things are this winter. Inspired by Rousseau’s exotic jungle scenes, Glackens’ portraits of women clad in feathers and fur, and all the other wildlife lurking in our fabled collection, Young Professionals Night is going winter wild this season. Go bold with spots, stripes, or your favorite animal print and get whisked away to an evening of artful adventure. 🎨 ART Late-night expedition into the Barnes collection until 9 pm. Share…

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February 2019

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

February 3
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

Free First Sunday: Playful Interpretations It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination…

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March 2019

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

March 3
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

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April 2019

First Friday! Jazz Age Music & Dance

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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$10

Philadelphia’s Blackbird Society Orchestra brings the Roaring ’20s to life with the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and other Jazz Age favorites. Society Hill Dance Academy will bring the moves with beginner lessons and a swing dance showcase. See you on the dance floor!

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Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

April 7
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

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Barnes Takeover: Sattriya Dance Company

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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$10

The Barnes Takeover series is back for 2019! Join us for three fresh artistic interpretations of the collection before heading into the galleries. First up this April is a performance by Madhusmita Bora and Prerona Bhuyan, cofounders of the Philadelphia-based Sattriya Dance Company. Sattriya is a 600-year-old dance tradition from northern India that celebrates Krishna. Through this dance form, Bora and Bhuyan will share stories about the impish god, drawing inspiration from paintings in the collection—mother-child portraits, nudes, and scenes…

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May 2019

First Friday! Dan Blacksberg’s Freilachs Music

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Philadelphia trombonist and bandleader Dan Blacksberg is bringing klezmer to the Barnes with his band Freilachs Music. Klezmer, the traditional Jewish music of Eastern Europe, has gone through radical changes from its inception to become the global genre it is today. Featuring trumpet legend Susan Watts, Freilachs Music draws on tradition but infuses old-world klezmer with a contemporary sound.

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Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

May 5
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

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Young Professionals Night: Spot On

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Pop in for our most playful summer fete yet! This edition of Young Professionals Night is “Spot On,” inspired by pointillism pioneer Georges Seurat. From sunlit seascapes to artist studios, lose yourself in worlds created out of flickering dots and dabs of color. Step out with fellow art lovers and industry leaders in fun polka dot prints (it’s #BarnesYP tradition to dress the theme!) for an evening of summer sips, late-night art, and beats by Mole Street Artists.

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Barnes Takeover: Morgan Fitzpatrick Andrews

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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The Barnes Takeover series is back for 2019! Join us for three fresh artistic interpretations of the collection before heading into the galleries. For our second Takeover, performance artist Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews is bringing players of Vermont's Bread and Puppet Theater to spin  stories inspired by the Barnes. Before modern technology, people told stories through images and artworks, sometimes using elaborate painted scrolls illuminated by firelight. Inspired by this tradition, Andrews and a team of activist-artists from Vermont's Bread and…

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June 2019

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

June 2
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

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First Friday! The Music of Marvin Gaye

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble brings the songs of Marvin Gaye—including classics “What’s Going On,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You”—to life with its eclectic sound and creative energy. The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble is an adventurous outfit that has been playing around Philadelphia since the late 1970s. Versatile and far from predictable, the ensemble has embraced a variety of jazz styles, often incorporating African and Middle Eastern music and R&B.

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Barnes Takeover: Cookie Diorio

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

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July 2019

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

July 7
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

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August 2019

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

August 4
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

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September 2019

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

September 1
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

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