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Short performance for First Friday @ The Barnes Foundation

First Friday! September 7 
First Fridays are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo

6-8 pm
Musical Performance by Relâche
The Planets, combining live music by Kyle Gann and video by John Sanborn, performed by Relâche. Free with admission

6:30–7:30 pm  
A New Chapter in the Story of the Parkway (lecture and discussion)
The arrival of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is the latest chapter in its storied history. Conceived after the Civil War in conjunction with the creation of Fairmount Park, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has reflected the changing needs and aspirations of Philadelphians. Art historian David Brownlee, Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Barnes Foundation: Two Buildings, One Mission (2012), surveys the history of this great civic boulevard. Architect and scholar Grace Ong Yan leads an audience discussion of its past and future. $15; $12 for members

7:30–8:30 pm
Beer Tasting and Art Exploration
Sample the subtleties of American craft beers and compare nuances of flavor, scent, and region with formal and sensory aspects of masterworks in the Barnes Foundation.  John Gatti, instructor of art and aesthetics, leads the art discussion.Registration required $40; $30 for members