Art Mu­se­ums

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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. bar­nes­foun­da­ 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.fab­ric­work­shopand­mu­ 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 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.mich­en­er­mu­ 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. 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.phil­a­mu­ 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.phil­a­mu­ 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.rod­in­mu­ 2151 ben franklin park­way, 215.763.8100.

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