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Fri, Aug 05


Ultra Silk Gallery

Barnes West Roving First Friday

One Friday, two art experiences, many wines! Join us for roving First Friday, featuring a wine tasting, party bus, and Barnes Foundation First Friday visit!

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Barnes West Roving First Friday
Barnes West Roving First Friday

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2022, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

Ultra Silk Gallery, 3808 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia PA 19104

About the Event

At Ultra Silk, enjoy a guided wine tasting from A Taste of the Culture and explore the gallery’s collection of world-class world art and artifacts.

Then, hop on a party bus for complimentary access to the Barnes Foundation’s First Friday event, presented in partnership with BlackStar Film Festival and featuring musical guests Omar’s Hat.

Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the current special exhibition Once Again...(Statues Never Die) an extraordinary video installation from Isaac Julien, reflecting on the Harlem Renaissance.

Schedule for the evening below:

  • 6:00pm - wine tasting at Ultra Silk Gallery
  • 7:00pm - party bus pick-up from Ultra Silk Gallery and travel to the Barnes Foundation
  • 7:15-9:00pm - First Friday at the Barnes, featuring Omar’s Hat and BlackStar Film Festival, with access to the Barnes Foundation’s galleries and Isaac Julien’s once again…(statues never die)
  • 9:00pm - party bus pick-up from The Barnes Foundation, travel to Ultra Silk Gallery

Tickets are $10

ABOUT Issac Julien: Once Again…(Statues Never Die)In celebration of their centennial, the Barnes has commissioned Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), an immersive five-screen installation by artist and filmmaker Sir Isaac Julien, CBE RA (b. London, 1960).

The work explores the relationship between Dr. Albert C. Barnes, who was an early US collector and exhibitor of African material culture, and the famed philosopher and cultural critic Alain Locke, known as the “Father of the Harlem Renaissance.”

Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die) looks at Dr. Barnes’s and Alain Locke’s storied relationship, its mutually formative critical dialogue, and its significant impact on their work as cultural critics, educators, organizers, and activists on behalf of various African American causes.

ABOUT Barnes West

Barnes West is a collaboration between the Barnes Foundation and People’s Emergency Center CDC and has been serving West Philadelphia with artistic programming and opportunities since 2018. Barnes West is designed to enrich lives and communities through shared art experiences and access. The Barnes Foundation and PECCDC join together to build upon PECCDC’s LoLa 38 creative placemaking initiative and the Barnes Community Engagement work to connect art in service to communities where communities are.

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