The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, officially opens on May 19, but the real public party begins Memorial Day weekend, May 26-May 28, with 56 hours of free access and activities. Find schedule updates and changes at: //www.barnesfoundation.org/events. Information: 215-278-7000.

Saturday, May 26

10–11 a.m. Kick-off with family fun and live music

10 a.m. Gospel Songs: Tindley Temple Choir. Albert C. Barnes loved gospel music. He had strong connections to Tindley and knew its pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles Albert Tindley (1851–1933), one of the fathers of gospel music, known as the "Prince of Preachers."

10 a.m. Mold Making: Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

10 a.m. Create a Masterpiece: Fresh Artists.

10 a.m. The Collector. A documentary narrated by John Lithgow explores the life of Albert C. Barnes.

11:30 a.m. Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ArtSee Activities. Draw a super sensational still-life just like Paul Cézanne

12:30–1:30 p.m. ARTime Storytime

1:30–3 p.m. Botanical Illustration: Marylyn Waltzer. Barnes instructor Waltzer demonstrates botanical illustrating.

1:30 p.m. Gardening on Concrete

2–3 p.m. Storytelling: Denise Valentine presents, Who Me, A Hero?

2 p.m. Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale

2:30 p.m. Barnes Foundation's horticulture courses.

3 p.m. Philadelphia High School for Girls

3–4 p.m. 4 Senses Action Stations. Art and nature collide in an array of hands-on activities.

3 p.m. Masterworks: The Barnes Foundation Signing by chief curator Judith Dolkart, one of authors.

3:30 p.m. Sak Tzevul Habana/Harlem® Exclusive Artists. The leading indigenous rock band from Chiapas, Mexico, performs "Batsi Rock."

3:30 p.m. Introduction to the Barnes

4:30 p.m. 1920s Food Tasting: First and Fresh.

5 p.m. School District of Philadelphia String Quartet

5–6:30 p.m. Botanical Illustration: Marylyn Waltzer.

5 p.m. The Barnes Foundation's horticulture courses.

5:30 p.m. How to Breed Your Plants

6 p.m. Wine tasting: First and Fresh

6:30 p.m. Tony Miceli Quartet featuring Larry McKenna

6:30 p.m. Visual Literacy: An Introduction to Seeing through the Barnes Foundation Collection course.

7 p.m. Walking Tour. Barnes horticulture staff.

7:45 p.m. Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus

7:30 p.m. WHYY Documentary on the Barnes Foundation: Director Glenn Holston shares insights.

8:30 p.m. Bomple: Afro-Caribbean song and dance

9:30 p.m. Entr'acte: Relâche musical performance

10:30 p.m.–midnight The Hoppin' John Orchestra

11:45 p.m. Olive Dance Theatre

Sunday, May 27

Midnight–6 a.m. Midnight Film Series: Philadelphia Film Society (PFS). Art from around the world. Titles to be announced.

12:30–3 a.m. World Music: AfroTaino Productions

7 a.m. Sunrise meditative yoga class. Mats for first 20 participants.

8 a.m. Walking tour

10:30 a.m. How to Breed Your Plants

10:30 a.m. – Noon Botanical illustration

11:30 a.m. Barnes Foundation's horticulture courses.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ArtSee activities

Noon Vocal Ensemble & Handbells: The Baldwin School

12:30 p.m. Story time

1 p.m. Interactive storytelling

1:30 p.m. Gardening on Concrete

1:30–3 p.m. Botanical illustration

2 p.m. Create a Masterpiece: Fresh Artists

2:30 p.m. Barnes Foundation's horticulture courses.

3 p.m. Philadelphia High School for Girls dance

3-4 p.m. 4 Senses Action Stations

3:30 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Jazz Band

3:30 p.m. The Foundation of the Barnes Foundation: Theory into Practice.

4 p.m. 1920s Food tasting and demonstration

4:30-5:30 p.m. ArtKids @ the Movies

4:30 p.m. Kimmel Center musicians perform while illustrator and storyteller Jeff Hopkins draws.

5:30 p.m. Masterworks: The Barnes Foundation. Signing by Barnes chief curator Judith Dolkart, one of the book's authors.

5:30 p.m. Walking tour. See 7 p.m. May 26 description.

7 p.m. Cocktails: When Two Worlds Collide: First and Fresh. Fusing herbaceous botanicals with popular spirits.

7 p.m. Ghetto Bolero excerpts by Las Gallas, an artists' collective whose work combines theatre, visual arts, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, and literature.

8–9:30 p.m. Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra

8 p.m. ArtNOW! Find out about an artist-guided exploration of Philadelphia's art scene.

8:30 p.m. Olive Dance Theatre

9 p.m. Desserts of the 1920s: First and Fresh

10 p.m. Transcontinental Verses - A Poetry Event

10 p.m.–midnight Dendê: Afro-Brazilian Funk

Monday, May 28

Midnight-6 a.m. Midnight Film Series: Philadelphia Film Society (PFS). Titles to be announced.

7 a.m. Yoga with Lisa Grunberger. Children age 8 and up welcome. Bring your mat and water.

9 a.m. Cézanne

9-10 a.m. Awakened Ruins: Tori Lawrence + Co. Dancers embody a structure's erosion through time.

10:30 a.m.–noon Botanical illustration

10:30–11:30 a.m. How to Breed Plants

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ArtSee Activities

11:30 a.m. Barnes Foundation's horticulture courses

11 a.m.–noon Spirit Wing. Traditional and original Native American songs.

11 a.m. Music and Art: Barnes' Passion

12:30 p.m. Story time

12:30 p.m. Masterworks: The Barnes Foundation. Signing by Barnes chief curator Judith Dolkart, one of the book's authors.

1 p.m. Traditions of Art: Connecting Art and Artists across Time. A Barnes course to know about.

1:30 p.m. String Quartet: The School District of Philadelphia

2 p.m. Walking tour

2 p.m. The Early Barnes Foundation: Building, Life, and Work, 1922–27

2 p.m. Create a Masterpiece: Fresh Artists

2:30 p.m. Gardening on Concrete

2:30–4 p.m. Botanical illustration

3 p.m. Multi-Sensory Educational Experience

3 p.m. Peter Tang Chinese Ensemble

3:30 p.m. Barnes Foundation's horticulture courses.

5 p.m. Kimmel Center Creative Music Program.

5:45 p.m. Olive Dance Theatre