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The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19130
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    Upcoming events
      Premier Tour: A Closer Look
    • Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes's ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation.
      Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders
    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • This exhibit features approximately 85 works--including drawings, photos, costumes, sculptures, and a video--many presented for the first time in the US. Since 2002, Bourouissa (b. 1978, Algeria; lives and works in Paris) has been developing a photography practice, drawing, and creating video rooted in social reality. Working primarily with representations of a contemporary urban environment, he is interested in the stereotypes associated with geographic and social spaces. Inspired by painting and contemporary photography, his works interweave fictional and documentary threads.
      Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    • Monday, August 28, 2017
    • In this Wes Anderson romp set in 1965, two twelve-year-olds fall in love and make a pact to run away into the wilderness, escaping the tyranny of parents and summer camp. As the authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm brews over their New England island, and social order is turned on its head.
      O17: The Wake World
    • Monday, September 18, 2017
    • Opera Philadelphia presents O17, a groundbreaking operatic experience featuring seven operatic happenings staged over the course of twelve days in six venues across the city. This unprecedented civic experiment transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. In "The Wake World," a world premiere, Composer in Residence David Hertzberg and director R.B. Schlather take visitors on a fantastic journey through the treasured galleries of The Barnes Foundation as two of the early 20th century's most prolific and polarizing artistic visionaries collide: physician, collector, and writer Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951) and Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), the British poet, magician, and occultist once dubbed the "wickedest man in the world." In a one-act opera inspired by Crowley's ecstatic fairy tale, visitors will experience Dr. Barnes's collection like never before as they follow a wide-eyed seeker and her guardian angel on a dreamlike voyage.