Circles Calendar

Circles Calendar

Circles members are invited to enjoy a series of exclusive programs and events, including special tours, conversations with curators and scholars, and premier access to the Barnes conservation studio and archives. Available to Chairman’s Circle members ($25,000), Director’s Circle members ($10,000), Circle Patrons ($5,000), Circle Supporters ($2,500), and Circle members ($1,250).

Dates are subject to change. Space is limited; RSVP required for all events.
Call 215.278.7110 or e-mail

The Business of Art: Contemporary Collection
Thursday, April 14
6–8 pm
Join fellow Circles and Corporate Council members for our third annual conversation about the business of art. Robin Cembalest, who was executive editor of ARTnews for 16 years, moderates a discussion about contemporary collecting with directors of top art fairs from around the world. Panelists include Abby Bangser, artistic director for the Americas and Asia of the Frieze art fairs, and Helen Toomer, director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Panel is followed by a reception.
Circles and Corporate Council members free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.

President’s Lecture: What We Talk about When We Talk about Art
Wednesday, May 18
6–8 pm
In this lecture series exclusively for Circles members, Executive Director and President Thom Collins reveals what makes modern art “modern,” surveying the modernist canon and referencing examples from the Barnes collection. In this talk, the second in the series, Thom turns his focus to Édouard Manet. Join us for a glass of wine before the lecture and a reception afterward.
Circles free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed Circles preview breakfast
Wednesday, June 22
10 am–noon
Enjoy an exclusive Circles breakfast, followed by an exhibition preview and conversation between Nari Ward and Executive Director and President Thom Collins.
Circles free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.

Leadership Circle Event: Behind the Scenes in Conservation
Tuesday, July 12
2–3 pm
Members of the Leadership Circle and above visit the conservation lab to enjoy a private presentation about the conservation team’s most recent projects with Barbara Buckley, senior director of conservation and chief conservator of paintings.
Leadership Circle and above free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.

New Circles Member Welcome
Saturday, September 24
10–11:30 am
New Circles members are invited to join us for a light continental breakfast to meet the Circles staff and to learn about membership benefits and what’s in store in the year ahead. Following this brief presentation, a docent leads the group on a tour of the collection.
Circles free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.


Dates are subject to change. Space is limited; RSVP required for all events.

Circles line: 215.278.7110
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