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The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-278-7000
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    Upcoming events
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      Permanent Collection
    • Monday, June 27, 2016
    • The Barnes foundation boasts one of the world's greatest collections of post impressionist and modern art, as well as old master paintings, African sculpture, native American art and much more.
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      Nari Ward: Sun Splashed
    • Monday, June 27, 2016
    • "Sun Splashed" is a mid-career survey of the found-object assemblage art of New York-based Nari Ward. Animated by "flânerie" - the idle, detached observation of street life that 19th-century writers and artists associated with the rise of modern cities - and making reference to African tribal art, Ward's oeuvre resonates with the Barnes collection and speaks with penetrating insight and imagination to a broad range of subjects, including black history and culture, the dynamics of power and politics, and Caribbean diaspora identity.
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      Tuesday Premier Tour
    • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    • Enjoy an intimate 90-minute tour with a specially trained docent on a day the collection is closed to the public
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      First Friday: Power Ahead
    • Friday, July 1, 2016
    • Enjoy an evening of straight-ahead jazz with Tony Miceli and friends, The night will also include a short talk entitled "Consumer Culture and Hunting Norms."
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      ARTime Storytime
    • Thursday, July 14, 2016
    • The Foundation hosts a morning of stories, art and other activities geared towards young children.
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      Free First Sunday: Animals
    • Sunday, August 7, 2016
    • Enjoy a performance by Spiral Q Puppet Theater and a Mexican folk art sculpture competition by the Mexican Cultural Center, plus a a performative talk with artist Nari Ward and exhibition curator Diana Nawi.
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      Nari Ward: Entanglement
    • Thursday, August 18, 2016
    • William Perthes, Barnes Senior Instructor for Art and Aesthetics, discusses the entwined and woven elements that feature prominently in Nari Ward's art.
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