THE BARNES FOUNDATION— Established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture,” the Barnes holds a superb collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and earlyModern paintings, as well extensive collections ranging from African sculpture to antiquities from Europe and Asia. The Barnes’ original home in a nearby suburb is home to the Barnes Arboretum and horticulture program. This month: “Artist Project: Andrea Hornick: Unbounded Histories,” through Feb. 19; “Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie,” Feb. 25-May 22. Tickets: $10-25. Open W-M 10 am-5 pm. www. barnesfoundation.org. 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.278.7200. Map 1, G3
FABRIC WORKSHOP AND MUSEUM— This nonprofit arts organization is devoted to pushing the frontiers of contemporary art by supporting creation in new materials. Visit the website for full performance schedule. Don’t miss the design-driven gift shop. Free admission. Open M-F 10 am- 6 pm, Sa-Su noon-5 pm. www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org. 1214 Arch St., 215.561.8888. Map 1, I4
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART— On the University of Pennsylvania campus, this modern museum features cutting-edge exhibits of contemporary and provocative visual art, plus artist talks, lectures, films and tours. This month: “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Museum, 1965 to
JAMES Now,” Marchpm, pm. 215.898.7108.Th-F www.icaphila.org.A. and19. MICHENER11 Free. “Endlessam- Map Open6 ART pm,1, Shout,”C5 MUSEUM—W Sa-Su118 11 S. am-811 through36th am-5 ThisSt., independent nonprofit museum features the art and culture of Bucks County, Pa., and is home to the largest publicly held collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. This month: “Shifting the Limits: through RobertFeb. 5; Engman’s“The Death Structuralof Impressionism? Sculpture,” Disruption & Innovation in Art,” through Feb. 26; “Polaris: Northern Explorations in Contemporary Art,” through April 23; “Light & Matter: The Photographic Object,” Feb. 18-June 25. Tickets: $8-18. Open Tu-F 10 am- 4:30 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.michenermuseum.org. 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA, 215.340.9800.
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS— This National Historic Landmark houses America’s first art museum and art school, as well as one of the world’s largest collections of American art, including works by Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, and Maxfield Parrish. This month: “A Big Story” and “From the PAFA Foundry: 30 Years of Casting,” through Feb. 5; “Drawn from Wood: Woodcuts by Dan Miller,” Feb. 7-April 2;” World War I and American Art,” through April 9; “Annie Minich: Boat Series,” Feb. 15-April 16; “Melt/ Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures by Cassils,” through March 5; “Annie Minich: The Truth of Be-
ing Both/And, Feb. 15-May 7. Tickets: $815. Open Tu, Th-F 10 am-5 pm, W 10 am-9 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. www.pafa.org. 118128 N. Broad St., 215.972.7600. Map 1, H4
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART— At this sprawling world-famous museum, see major works of fine and decorative art from across the globe, including a number of works by Philadelphia artists. Many visitors arrive just to run up the museum’s front steps à la Rocky Balboa, but additional activities include guided tours, lectures, concerts, films, family programming, and the weekly Friday night “Art After 5” with live music and cocktails. This month: “Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII,” through April 16. Tickets (grants access for two consecutive days to the main building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and Historic Houses Mt Pleasant and Cedar Grove): $14-20, $18 seniors. Complimentary shuttle available between main building, Perelman buildings, and Rodin Museum. Pay what you wish on first Sunday of month and every Wednesday after 5 pm. Open Tu, Th and Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm; W and F 10 am-8:45 pm. www.philamuseum.org. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215.763.8100. Map 1, E2 PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART’S PERELMAN BUILD
ING— Across the street from Philadelphia Museum of Art’s main building, this museum annex highlights collections of costumes, textiles, photos and contemporary design. This month: “Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter,” through March 5; “Design Currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine,”
through March 12; “Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass,” through July 16. Tickets (grants access for two consecutive days to the main building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and Historic Houses Mt. Pleasant and Cedar Grove): $14-20. Complimentary shuttle available between main building, Perelman Building, and Rodin Museum. Open Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. www.philamuseum.org. 2525 Pennsylvania Ave., 215.763.8100. Map 1, E2
RODIN MUSEUM— The largest collection of the sculptor’s work outside paris. Find casts of his most famous works, such as “The Thinker” and “The Gates of Hell.” Free daily tour w-m at 12:00 pm. Suggested admission: $7-10. $20. Open W-M 10 am-5 pm. www.rodinmuseum.org. 2151 ben franklin parkway, 215.763.8100.