Pierre-Auguste Renoir,<i> Leaving the Conservatory (La Sortie du conservatoire), detail,</i> 1876–77, Oil on canvas, 73 13/16 x 46 1/4 in. (187.5 x 117.5 cm), BF862
Credit: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Leaving the Conservatory (La Sortie du conservatoire), detail, 1876–77, Oil on canvas, 73 13/16 x 46 1/4 in. (187.5 x 117.5 cm), BF862. The Barnes Foundation

The Circles is a dynamic group of individuals whose generous annual gifts provide critical, unrestricted support for the Barnes Foundation's mission and programming efforts. In appreciation, Circle members are invited to major events, and enjoy special recognition, access, and benefits.

Today, Circles gifts make an even greater impact. Thanks to a generous donor who has created a $1 Million Match Opportunity, all new and increased Circles donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling their impact and expanding community access to the Barnes.

Please choose the Circle that is best for you:

For an annual gift of $1,250–$2,499, you will enjoy the following privileges:

  • An invitation to the annual Circles Soirée
  • Unlimited admission for two individuals (and children within household)
  • Exclusive programs and lectures to expand your understanding of the collection
  • Invitations to exhibition previews
  • Free family programs to engage the children in your life
  • Eight complimentary admission tickets to share with family and friends
  • 20% discount in the shop
  • Inclusion in donor recognition materials, including the Circles member list and Annual Report
  • A dedicated Circles phone line for personal handling of tour arrangements and other VIP services
  • Exclusive day trips and regional travel opportunities

(all but $210 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $2,500–$4,999, you will enjoy all Circle Member benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to host a small private event or meeting at the Barnes
  • Public recognition onsite at the Barnes and in the Annual Report
  • Opportunity for a customized private tour for you and up to eight guests
  • Invitations to special exhibition curator-led tours and receptions
  • Complimentary parking by advance registration
  • Special access to VIP passes for international art fairs
  • One complimentary gift membership ($250 Supporter level) for you to give to a friend

(all but $310 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $5,000–$9,999, you will enjoy all Circle Supporter benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to host an exclusive event or meeting, small- or large-scale, at the Barnes
  • Lunch invitation with scholars and curators
  • Invitation to visit premier galleries with Barnes leadership
  • Behind-the-scenes events highlighting the curatorial and conservation departments
  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
  • Ability to bring two additional people to all membership events

(all but $410 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $10,000–$14,999, you will enjoy all Circle Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Director’s Circle dinner with guest scholars, trustees, and Barnes leadership
  • Personalized premier experiences tailored for you and your guests
  • Exclusive Director’s Circle domestic and international travel opportunities
  • Unlimited tickets for you and your guests
  • Opportunities to visit premier private collections with Barnes leadership
  • Complimentary copy of selected catalogues
  • Priority reservations and reserved seating for public programs

(all but $710 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $15,000-$24,999, you will enjoy all Director’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Customized behind-the-scenes experience in the conservation studio
  • Opportunity to host a curatorial or director presentation at your home or office
  • 25 percent facility rental discount for your exclusive entertaining at the Barnes
  • Complimentary copy of all Barnes-produced publications

 (all but $810 tax deductible)

Please call 215.278.7110 for more information.

For an annual gift of $25,000-$24,999, you will enjoy all Leadership Circle benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to host two private events at the Barnes, in Philadelphia or Merion
  • 50 percent facility rental discount for your exclusive entertaining at the Barnes
  • Invitations to exhibition preview dinners with visiting scholars, lenders, and curators
  • Access to Barnes executive, curatorial, and conservation staff
  • Opportunity to host a program in your home with Barnes curatorial staff

 (all but $910 tax deductible)

Please call 215.278.7110 for more information.

For an annual gift of $50,000 or more, you will enjoy all Chairman’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Personally customized experiences and individualized concierge service at the highest level—call us to be your resource in the art world
  • Private dinner with the director and chairman of the board of the Barnes Foundation
  • Prominent recognition for public programming at the Barnes

 (all but $910 tax deductible)

Please call 215.278.7110 for more information.

Contact Us

For more information about the Circles or upcoming special events, please contact Katie Adams, Director of Annual Giving, at 215.278.7110.


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