Barnes on the Block is back at The Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy), taking place on Sunday June 19th from 4 pm to 8 pm. Presented by PNC Arts Alive, and in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, Barnes on the Block features plenty of outdoor fun for the entire family. This year’s celebration coincides with Juneteenth, Father’s Day, and the opening of the summer exhibition Isaac Julien: Once Again (Statues Never Die). Guests can stroll the parkway and enjoy visual art displays, family-friendly art-making, live performances, food trucks, a beer garden, and more.
We Embrace Fatherhood, a coalition of West Philadelphia fathers, activists, and artists, will present an outdoor public art installation celebrating Black fatherhood. This project, titled From the Root to the Fruit: Portraits of Black Fathers and Their Children, is by photographer and West Philadelphia native Ken McFarlane. This installation will be projected onto the facade of the Barnes Foundation at Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 20th Street from 8:30 pm to 11 pm.