Coffee, Rum And Art–Tonight At The Barnes Foundation

Many of Dr. Alfred Barnes’ commissioned artists, as famous as they are now, marched to the beat of their own drum at the time they lived and painted. So it’s somewhat fitting that The Barnes Foundation is partnering with La Colombe tonight to showcase Different Drum–the coffee roaster’s own rum at an event at the Barnes Foundation.

Rum cocktails at an art gallery? What could possibly go wrong…

From 6pm-7pm, participants can explore the foundation’s collections with the guidance of docents from the Barnes and La Colombe. We’re guessing this tour will focus on art from coffee-growing regions, paintings that depict leisure and imbibing, and maybe some agriculture, too.

Then, from 7-8:30pm, staff will lead a tasting of light fare and fresh coffee, along with three different Different Drum cocktails . The menu will include coffee-spiced jerk chicken skewers with cilantro-lime yogurt and grilled pineapple salsa, and tickets will run you $40 ($32 if you’re a member).

Artful Tastings at the Barnes Foundation [Tickets]