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The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19130
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    Upcoming events
      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.
      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.
      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
      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."
      ARTime Storytime
    • Thursday, July 14, 2016
    • The Foundation hosts a morning of stories, art and other activities geared towards young children.
      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.
      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.