The May Meeting of the ASA Philadelphia Chapter will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Barnes Foundation at 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (at 20th St) in Philadelphia. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 pm. All ASA members are welcome. The general meeting will begin at 6:30 with a cocktail hour featuring hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. A guest speaker will provide a Curator’s Talk about the rare and unique items from the Collection. The Chapter will have access to the Collection until the museum closes at 9:00 pm.
The Barnes Foundation was 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 one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin and Maurice Prendergast, Old Master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia.
Space is limited, so please register early for this entertaining and educational evening which qualifies for 2 hours credit toward ASA reaccreditation. Do bring a guest to this special event!
The cost, including the cocktail hour and admission to the Collection, is $50 per person for members and guests, $28.00 if you have the 5-meal plan. To pay online with your major credit card or PayPal go to the ASA Philadelphia Members Page, otherwise please make checks payable to ASA Philadelphia Chapter 35. Please RSVP and/or make payment by Thursday, May 14, to Executive Secretary Joanne Paciello by mail to 8 Terrace Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, email, phone (610-277-1366) or fax (610-277-1366).
Parking and public transportation.
Get more information on parking and public transportation on the Barnes Foundation’s Getting Here page.