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February 28, 2013

Friday Night Art Parties On The Parkway: First Friday At The Barnes Followed By A Late Night Dance Party At The Art Museum To Open Their New Exhibition

The Barnes is hosting their monthly First Friday party this Friday night, with music, dancing, drinks and more from 6-10 p.m. (Photo courtesy The Barnes Foundation)

The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are hosting events that are sure to be the makings of a perfect Friday night.

Stop #1: First Friday at The Barnes Foundation, 6-10 p.m.

Head out to First Friday at the Barnes Foundation from 6-10 p.m. This month’s event centers around a Tango theme and will feature a dance performance by Oscuro Quintet. The performance will include guest vocalists and will take viewers on the journey from Tango’s origination in Africa to what we know as Tango today. The night will also include a lecture on Pablo Picasso and a hands-on cubism workshop. Admission to the dancing and reception portion of the night is $10 for nonmembers and free for members. Admission to the galleries is $18 per person and advance purchase is encouraged, tickets are available online.

Professor Christine Poggi from the University of Pennsylvania will discuss Picasso’s art transformation in the 20th century at Picasso and the African Model from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

If you don’t have your cubism workshop tickets yet, the event is unfortunately sold out. But the other offerings of the night are reason enough to check out the Barnes Foundation.

Be sure to check out the Barnes Foundations’ impressive collection of art as well.

In addition to their regularly scheduled Art After 5 event, the Art Museum will be hosting a special late-night dance party from 9 p.m to midnight in the Great Stair Hall to celebrate the opening of their new exhibition. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Next Up: Late Night Party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 9 p.m.-midnight

Every Friday night, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts their Art After 5 event from 5-8:45 p.m. The Art After 5 event on the First Friday of each month (this Friday!) features live international music located in the Great Stair Hall.

Starr Events will be serving up bites and drinks for your enjoyment.

This week following the Art After 5 event, the PMA is hosting a special First Friday after-party to celebrate their new exhibit, Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection. The party runs from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Take up the chance to get an sneak peek at the new exhibit.

Celebrate the new collection with DJ Rahsaan, a talented World Music DJ who will be spinning the sounds of AfroPop, French-Caribbean rhythms and much more.

Admission is $10 per person and there will be a cash bar on premises. The after-party is included in tickets purchased for the Art After 5 event.

Friday Night at The Barnes Foundation
When: Friday, March 1, 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Barnes Foundation
Cost: Reception, Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; Access to the Galleries, $18; Picasso Lecture, $12 for nonmembers, $15 for members
More info: www.barnesfoundation.org

Friday Night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When: Art After 5, 5-8:45 p.m.
After Party, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Cost: Art After 5, Adults $20; Seniors $18; Students $14
After Party, $10
More info: www.philamuseum.org

Flyer for the Barnes Foundation, below:

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