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    The Barnes Foundation

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    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA 19130

    The Barnes Foundation (barnesfoundation.org) was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the world’s finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Giorgio de Chirico; works by American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin, and Maurice Prendergast; old master paintings; important examples of African sculpture; Native American ceramics, jewelry, and textiles; decorative arts and ironwork; and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged in ensembles structured according to light, line, color, and space—principles that Dr. Barnes called “the universal language of art.”

     

    The Foundation’s programs include First Fridays, young professionals nights, tours, tastings, and family programs, as well as Barnes-de Mazia Education Program courses and workshops. These programs advance the Foundation’s mission through progressive, experimental, and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

     

    The Barnes Foundation offers free admission to all on the first Sunday of the month and now has free general admission for college, university, and graduate studients on weekdays (with valid college ID). Teachers of grades kindergarten through 12 at the School District of Philadelphia or city parochial schools will receive free admission on Sundays with a valid, school-issued ID.

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    May 23rd, 2016 - November 23rd, 2017
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    Tuesday Premier Tours
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    April 5th, 2016 - December 25th, 2018
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    Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin
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    March 31st, 2017
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    Free First Sundays at the Barnes
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    September 4th, 2016 - December 3rd, 2017
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    Orchestra 2001 Presents Inuksuit
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    April 2nd, 2017
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    First Friday! Minas Brings Brazil
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    April 7th, 2017
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    Lecture. Allan Espiritu, The Boy with a Thorn in His Side
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    April 12th, 2017
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    Symposium. Flânerie and the Politics of Public Space
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    April 15th, 2017
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    Film. Our Song
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    April 17th, 2017
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    ArtTime Storytime: A Blue Butterfly
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    April 20th, 2017
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    Wanderlust Walking Tour: Michelle Ortiz
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    April 29th, 2017
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    Resounding Voices Choral Series: Philadelphia Girls Choir
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    April 30th, 2017
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