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Fri, Apr 05


Ultra Silk Gallery

First Friday on the MOVE

Join Barnes West and Ultra Silk Gallery for an evening of engaging conversations, wine, light bites, and lively performances at the Barnes Foundation! Explore our world-class collection of iconic artworks and thought-provoking exhibitions this Friday, April 5th from 6—9pm.

First Friday on the MOVE
First Friday on the MOVE

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Ultra Silk Gallery, Storefront, 3808 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

About the Event


See what’s in store for First Friday on the Move by clicking HERE!

First stop, Lancaster Avenue’s newest art gallery—Ultra Silk Gallery!

Explore the Ultra Silk’s world-class collection of global art and artifacts. Celebrate the culmination of South African Artist Alan Bell's art one last time of his captivating solo exhibition "Zeitgeist: The Spirit of Our Times", with the opportunity to purchase his mesmerizing artworks and books. Barnes assistant curator TK Smith will give a brief talk on the the first major US exhibition devoted to Brodovitch, who, like Dr. Albert Barnes, played a vital role in introducing modern European art to American audiences , Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me.

Then, hop on a chartered bus to the Barnes for complimentary access to First Friday. Enjoy an evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light fare at our monthly mixer. Live music provided by Freedom Over Certainty. (a new student jazz ensemble from the University of the Arts led by professor Joshua Stamper) The octet is devoted to widening the possibilities of harmony, form, rhythm, and texture. The group's original music is a vehicle for artistic discovery—vocals, winds, brass, vibraphone, guitar, bass, and percussion combine to form a vibrant palette of musical colors Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the collection galleries and Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me.

$10; Art for All Community Passholders $5. Limited tickets are available.


  • 6pm: Gallery talk, wine, and light refreshments at Ultra Silk Gallery
  • 7pm: Chartered bus pick-up from Ultra Silk Gallery and travel to the Barnes
  • 7:15 – 9pm: First Friday at the Barnes, featuring performances,cocktails and access to the collection galleries and Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me
  • 9pm:  Chartered bus pick-up from the Barnes and travel to Ultra Silk Gallery

Please Note: A standard First Friday on the Move ticket includes a reserved seat on our Barnes chartered bus, and space is limited. If you wish to attend First Friday on the Move and plan to use your own mode of transportation, please purchase a discounted ticket using the code COMMUNITY24 at checkout for a First Friday ticket. We hope to see you soon!

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