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PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: The Spirit of Art and Music

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

FREE; registration required.

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes. Guests of all ages can enjoy fun art activities, performances, and free access to the collection and Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me. This month, the Barnes is presenting a full day of family fun in partnership with the Wilma Theater’s new opera Hilma, which explores the life and work of Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), one of the first modern abstract artists. Along with activities inspired by the painter and her spiritual connection to art and nature, there will be two special preview performances of Hilma by its cast.
Registration opens Thursday, May 2, at 10am.

–          10am – 4pm: Art Activities (Local artists lead art activities and a scavenger hunt. Perfect for the whole family—ages 2 and up).

–          10:30 – 11am; 11:15 – 11:45am: Storytime (Thembi Palmer of Imagine More Story Adventures leads a journey of discovery through the story of artist Hilma af Klint. Ages 2 and up).

–          1 – 1:20pm; 2 – 2:20pm: Preview Performances: Hilma (See exclusive previews of the Wilma Theater’s new opera, Hilma, before it begins performances on June 4. Blending opera with elements of rock, pop, and musical theater, the production sheds light on Swedish artist Hilma af Klint and her contributions to early abstract art).


May 5
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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