Take in a world music concert or attend an ethnic festival. 

Participate in a conference or symposium on an international topic at one of the 
region's distinguished colleges and universities or research institutes.  

Attend a public reception for visitors from another country or a talk by a senior foreign policy official
There's always something for the global citizen to do in the Philadelphia region! 

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 1:00pm - Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 4:00pm

Artistic traditions from around the world captivated Henri Matisse. When he first visited the Barnes galleries in 1930, the artist was so impressed by the juxtapositions on display—the modern French paintings beside objects from Africa and Asia—that he described the collection as “the only sane place to see art.” In this 14-session course held in the Barnes galleries, we’ll explore how Matisse absorbed the traditions of Persia, West Africa, and China into his artistic practice.

Capacity: 18

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 6:00pm - Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 9:00pm

Art is a visual record of artists’ perceptions throughout time. Held in the Barnes galleries, and focusing on developments in the painting and sculpture of Western Europe, this class explores how artists learn and adapt earlier traditions, and how modern art evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Capacity: 18

Barnes classes will: Increase your understanding of art-related concepts. Increase the ways you think critically about art. Improve your ability to communicate about art. Deepen your appreciation for cultures and histories outside your own.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 12:00am - Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 11:59pm

“Be Our Guest” for the most enchanting musical of all time, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! This ‘tale as old as time,’ based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, features the timeless story you love along with all your favorite characters and songs. Let the magic unfold in front of your eyes as dancing dishes, gorgeous costumes, and spectacular settings bring this Disney classic to life on stage. Celebrate your holidays with the most beautiful love story ever told!

Monday, December 11, 2023 - 11:30am - 4:00pm

What is a Globy? The Globy Award is a way to recognize outstanding individuals making a difference in Greater Philadelphia and beyond. It is an annual award recognizing Philadelphians who make significant contributions to education, journalism, heritage, culture, commerce, and other areas.

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Every year, Global Philadelphia Association's Globy Awards recognize globally-active leaders who have distinguished themselves through the extraordinary work they have done in Greater Philadelphia.

Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to learn about the momentum in our global city, meet and discuss with passionate, globally-minded, local civic, business and community leaders in education, culture, international relations, business and more!

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