Person of the Crowd: Artist Lectures and Gallery Talks

15 Mar - 17 May 2017
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


Ingrid Calame, Tracks, installation view, James Cohan Gallery, 2013. Photo courtesy of James Cohan, New York.

In conjunction with its multi-part project Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation presents a series of artist lectures and gallery talks.

Person of the Crowd captures city life through a gallery exhibition, newly commissioned public installations and performances, and citizen-created photos and videos. Featuring over 50 artists including Marina Abramović, Jenny Holzer, Zhang Huan, and the Guerilla Girls, the project invites audiences to become contemporary flâneurs through activities such as photography and walking tours.

See the full schedule of events below.

Artist Lecture: Lee Mingwei
March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Visual artist Lee Mingwei, who creates participatory installations through which audiences can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, will share stories on the themes of connection and beauty.

In Focus: Renoir’s Leaving the Conservatory
April 3 at 2 p.m.
In this gallery talk, curator Martha Lucy will discuss how Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Impressionist paintings connect to the themes of Person of the Crowd.

Artist Talk: Allan Espiritu
April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Award-winning Philadelphia-based graphic designer Allan Espiritu discusses his pieces featured in the Person of the Crowd exhibition and the progression of his work over time.

Artist Lecture: Tania Bruguera
May 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Performance artist Tania Bruguera discusses her work, including the moving performance piece featured in the Person of the Crowd exhibition.