28 hours ago
Congratulations to new graduates all over who celebrated important milestones in the past few days! Here at the Barnes, we also celebrated the accomplishments of our art and horticulture students––say hello to the 2018 graduates of two rigorous, multi-year programs: the Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program and the Barnes Horticulture Certificate Program! Over the past two to three years, these dedicated students completed rigorous coursework in the galleries on the Parkway and at the arboretum in Merion. No art or horticulture background is required––just a passion for learning and pursuing their own professional and personal growth. Our new grads were joined by family and friends at a festive reception in our Garden Restaurant. Enrollment for fall classes opens in July. Need-based scholarships available for art classes. Sign up for emails on Barnes classes to stay on top of registration dates: http://bit.ly/Curate-inbox -- Photos by Daryl Moran
28 hours ago
Congratulations to new graduates all over who celebrated important milestones in the past few days! Here at the Barnes, we also celebrated the accomplishments of our art and horticulture students––say hello to the 2018 graduates of two rigorous, multi-year programs: the Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program and the Barnes Horticulture Certificate Program! Over the past two to three years, these dedicated students completed rigorous coursework in the galleries on the Parkway and at the arboretum in Merion. No art or horticulture background is required––just a passion for learning and pursuing their own professional and personal growth. Our new grads were joined by family and friends at a festive reception in our Garden Restaurant. Enrollment for fall classes opens in July. Need-based scholarships available for art classes. Sign up for emails on Barnes classes to stay on top of registration dates: http://bit.ly/Curate-inbox
29 hours ago
“What matters is the making.” — #JeanRenoir Our new show Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema traces creative connections between filmmaker Jean Renoir and his father, the great impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In his approach to the emerging art form of cinema, Jean was heavily influenced by his father’s work and process, including finding joy and purpose in the act of creating vs. focusing on the end result. 🎬 How has a father figure in your life influenced your career? Share your photos of the show using #dadandme
30 hours ago
Congratulations, graduates! The Barnes Foundation salutes our 2017-2018 Horticulture Certificate program grads. This dedicated group attended their courses for a full day each week for three years, learning a comprehensive approach to horticultural science, methods, and design. Here’s to cultivating your passion for life! Learn more about our horticulture classes at https://www.barnesfoundation.org/classes/horticulture.
33 hours ago
Happy birthday to Pennsylvania-born artist Mary Cassatt, born on this day in 1844. Cassatt attended the PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts here in Philadelphia before moving to Paris where she lived and worked for many years. In Paris, she had close relationships with many of the impressionists including Berthe Morisot and Edgar #Degas. Her late works, including the two watercolors at the Barnes, focus on the theme of mother and child. Look for this work in room 15 on your next visit. 🎨 Mary Cassatt. “Woman with Nude Boy at Her Left,” c. 1911–1913
2 days ago
On this day in 1471, Albrecht Dürer was born in Nuremberg, Germany. Dürer is considered the most influential artist of the Northern Renaissance. An innovative printmaker and painter, Dürer produced works that inspired many subsequent artists throughout history. #LOOKSLOWLY at this oil painting in the Barnes collection, created by an unknown 17th-century artist who combined multiple compositions originally drafted by Dürer. Although small in scale, “Saint Jerome and the Lion” contains a vast amount of detail. The rugged cliffs are filled with nooks and crannies; a church is located atop the cliffs; and off in the horizon a paradisiacal castle appears to float on the water. In a reduced palette of browns, the artist captures the humility and simplicity that characterize the hermitic Saint Jerome, who is pictured in the foreground with a book, cross, and his companionate lion. On your next visit, look for this piece in room 4 and search for these small details: a bluebell plant in the foreground (bluebells have long been associated with humility and everlasting love), a lizard on the cliff by the saint’s outstretched hand, and tiny ships on the water’s horizon. 🎨 After Albrecht Dürer. “Saint Jerome and the Lion,” probably first half of the 16th century
2 days ago
Happy birthday to Henri Rousseau, a French Post-Impressionist painter best known for his vibrant jungle scenes. Interestingly, despite his prolific painting of jungle scenes, Rousseau never set foot in a real jungle, but rather drew inspiration from botanical gardens in Paris, taxidermied animals, illustrated books, and stories relayed by soldiers who had served during the French expedition to Mexico. This is just one of several amazing works by Rousseau that you can see on your next visit to the Barnes! 🎨 Henri Rousseau. “Monkeys and Parrot in the Virgin Forest (Singes et perroquet dans la forêt vierge),” c. 1905–1906
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Henri Edmond Cross was born on this day in 1856. Originally named "Delacroix," he changed his name to the anglicized "Cross" to avoid confusion with the earlier artist. In 1884, Cross co-founded the "Société des Artistes Indépendants" where he met and befriended the neo-Impressionist painters Seurat and Signac, all of whom are represented in the Barnes Foundation collection. These artists, inspired by new optical theories, emphasized the use of separate, but interwoven touches of paint and a bright palette of contrasting hues to achieve greater vibrancy of color in the viewer’s eye. 🎨 Henri Edmond Cross. “Two Women by the Shore, Mediterranean,” 1896
5 days ago
“I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country...” —Henri Matisse On #internationalmuseumday, here’s to all the ways art can transform how we see the world. We ❤️ this moment of a young art lover #seeingtheBarnes by @rebeccabooholden
"Jean certainly gleaned a love of the scenery and time period of his father’s paintings. He shot many of his films in the French locales where his father and other Impressionists preferred to paint en plein air—like Marlotte, Paris, and Cagnes-sur-Mer. And he chose narratives set in the 19th century, such as Nana (1926), based on an Émile Zola novel; and French Cancan (1955), inspired by Parisian dance halls, such as the Moulin Rouge. He also forged the practice of filming outdoors, following the suit of painters who took their easels to the countryside." via Artsy Book your tickets to explore Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema http://bit.ly/Renoir-Father-Son
Join us for the fourth annual Violette de Mazia lecture: Albert C. Barnes: A Philadelphia Story. From growing up in one of the poorest sections of Philadelphia to earning degrees from Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Barnes emerged as the world’s premier collector of postimpressionist art. Brian Seymour, PhD, associate professor of art history at the Community College of Philadelphia, will discuss Dr. Barnes’s Philadelphia story and consider how it shaped the collector he became. 📅 Saturday, June 16, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm This lecture is free, register at the link.
Imagine having a world-famous dad. In his long career, celebrated filmmaker Jean Renoir could not escape the influence of his father, the great impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Was it reverence or rivalry? The plot thickens in our new exhibition RENOIR: FATHER AND SON/PAINTING AND CINEMA. #dadandme Read the review by the The Wall Street Journal Now on view: https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/renoir-father-son
Motherhood is an art. Wishing all moms a wonderful and relaxing #MothersDay! P.S. Treat mom all May––take her on a tour, and she gets to pick out a free gift from the Barnes Shop. Here's how: https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/treat-mom Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Young Mother (Jeune mère), 1881.
Three siblings pose with Henri #Matisse’s paintings of Three Sisters. We want to hear from you. Show us how you’ll never stop seeing the Barnes by tagging snaps of your visit #SeeingtheBarnes. We may just feature you!⠀ Photo by: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiaLeoEgFhw/