The Barnes Foundation
John Jarboe’s image, Photo by Gene Smirnov.
Building Photos by Michael Perez.
Images courtesy of The Barnes Foundation.
The Barnes Foundation
July 3rd, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Established by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture,” the Barnes Foundation is home to one of the world’s finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, including the largest groups of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne in existence. Displayed in ensembles that integrate art and objects from across cultures and time periods—revealing universal elements of human expression—the collection brings together renowned canvases by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Vincent van Gogh, with African, Asian, ancient, and medieval art as well as metalwork, furniture, and decorative art.
The Barnes Foundation’s new YouTube series, Barnes Takeout: Your Daily Serving of Art, features curators, scholars, and educators sharing off-the-cuff musings about their favorite works in the collection. On July 3 at noon, tune in for a special episode celebrating Independence Day featuring Philadelphia native William Glackens’s Seascape with Six Bathers, Bellport. Subscribe to the Barnes’s YouTube channel to get daily #BarnesTakeout alerts
Through the #BarnesRollCall Instagram Live series, the Barnes continues to celebrate the creative spirit even while its building is temporarily closed. We’re bringing back performers and artists from popular programs like First Friday!, Artist Bash, Barnes on the Block, and PECO Free First Sunday Family Day. On Thursday, July 2, tune into the Barnes’s Instagram Live from 4-4:30pm for a conversation and performance featuring Ruth Naomi Floyd and John Jarboe, all in celebration of Independence Day.
The Barnes Foundation’s docent, Penny Hansen, provides a taste of touring the world-renowned Barnes collection. We cannot wait for you to experience the collection in person!
Originally airing live, this interactive educational program—for grades 3 and up—encourages students and grownups to move, play, and create while learning about art from home! In each episode, guest artists lead projects inspired by works in the Barnes collection, from Picasso’s acrobats to Degas’s dancers.
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