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 Benefactor's Circle ($50,000) members, Chairman’s Circle members ($25,000), Leadership Circle members ($15,000), Director’s Circle members ($10,000), Circle Patrons ($5,000), Circle Supporters ($2,500), and Circle members ($1,250).


Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, February 22
6–8 pm
Preview the new exhibition and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and lively entertainment.
Circles free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.


The Café in French Art and Culture
Wednesday, March 22
6–8 pm
Martha Lucy, deputy director for education & public programs and curator, extends her popular lecture with new content exclusively for Circles members. Join Martha as she offers an artistic and cultural perspective on the French café using examples from the Barnes collection and beyond. Reception follows.


The Business of Art: Inspiring Creativity
Wednesday, April 5
6–8 pm
Amy Whitaker, who holds both an MBA and an MFA and currently serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator, joins us to discuss her newest book, Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses. Drawing on art, psychology, science, sports, law, business, and technology, Whitaker examines the delicate balance between big ideas andpractical application in the workplace and beyond, exploring how to make space for originality and meaning at all stages of life. Reception follows.


Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie tour with Thom Collins
Wednesday, April 19, 2–3 pm
Tuesday, May 2, 6–7 pm
Join Thom Collins, executive director and president, for a private tour of the exhibition.


Director’s Circle Dinner
Monday, June 12
6:30–9 pm
Members of the Director’s Circle level and above are invited to an exclusive dinner in celebration of their leadership support. For information about upgrading your membership to Director’s Circle, call 215.278.7110.


Preview of Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders
Friday, June 30
10 am–noon
Enjoy a breakfast preview of our new exhibition followed by a conversation between the artist and Sylvie Patry, deputy director for collections and exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator, moderated by Thom Collins, executive director and president.

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


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

Circles line: 215.278.7110
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