Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie Opening Party

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1/4: Pope.L, The Great White Way, 22 miles, 9 years, 1 street (Whitney version), 2001. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.
2/4: Brett Day Windham, Rosary, 2008-2013, mixed media. Courtesy Brett Day Windham.
3/4: Eleanor Antin, The Wonder of It All, 1974-75. From The King of Solana Beach. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.
4/4: Eleanor Antin, The Wonder of It All, 1974-75. From The King of Solana Beach. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

The Barnes Foundation presents a 1920s-themed opening party for the multi-part exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie. The event will offer guests a first look at the exhibition, as well as strolling performers.

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 inside the Barnes galleries and throughout the city to become contemporary flâneurs through activities such as photography and walking tours.


The Institute of Contemporary Art holds a roundtable discussion on the state of the local cultural ecology with representatives from a range of Philadelphia-area contemporary art organizations.

Marginal Utility’s Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent was featured on Artforum’s website.

Filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer Vijay Iyer created a site-specific installation in Eastern State Penitentiary, a once abandoned 19th-century prison.

While Jens Hoffmann was in Philadelphia to lecture at the Center in 2011, he made a few “studio” visits with local dance companies and described the experience to us.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James lectures about her residency and introduces her recent projects and ongoing research.

“Curators were people who I thought had a secondary role in the art ecosystem; it took me a while to see how that adjacency and remove could be liberating, and to learn the real pleasures of thinking with and through others.”

Grants & Grantees

Frank Sherlock (Pew Fellow, 2013) views poetry as a call to action and a tool for encouraging interactions and conversations within public spaces.

Grants & Grantees

The Academy of Natural Sciences upgraded their financial software to a more efficient system, which made possible major developments.

Grants & Grantees

Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization dedicated to the ideal that people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds have a right to experience art.

Grants & Grantees

Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the world’s leading orchestras.

Grants & Grantees

Lorene Cary is a writer and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

John Corbett is a writer, musician, radio host, teacher, record producer, concert promoter, and, with co-owner Jim Dempsey, of Corbett vs. Dempsey art gallery in Chicago.