The Contemporaries are a vital part of the Barnes Foundation’s future. The Contemporaries are a dynamic group of young patrons and art enthusiasts that promote The Barnes Foundation’s educational mission through a wide variety of distinct programs and social events. The Contemporaries’ generous annual membership contributions will provide critical, unrestricted support for the Barnes Foundation's mission and programming efforts.
Benefits Contemporaries members enjoy a rich array of personalized experiences with the Barnes collection. As a member of the Barnes Contemporaries, you will enjoy insights into the Foundation's legendary collection, conservation practices and special exhibitions program.
Barnes Contemporaries – $500
All general member benefits for two adults, plus:
Guaranteed admission on arrival, no reservations required
Six Collection Gallery guest passes to share with friends and family
Complimentary admission to designated Young Professionals Friday Nights at the Barnes
Invitations to exclusive Contemporaries programs related to the educational mission, conservation, and collection
Invitations to select Circles lectures and receptions featuring renowned scholars, artists, and curators
Invitations to exhibition preview receptions
10 percent discount in the shop
Benefits The Circles Contemporaries provide an opportunity to develop a deeper engagement with the Barnes Foundation and enjoy unparalleled access to exclusively tailored programming, providing the opportunity to meet others with similar interests in the premier Circles levels. The Barnes Foundation’s goal is to foster an enduring relationship between you and the institution through curatorial and conservation access.
Circles Contemporaries – $1,000
All Barnes Contemporaries benefits, plus
Two additional guest passes (8 total)
An invitation to the annual Circles reception with our premier Circles Membership Group
A dedicated Circle Contemporaries phone line for personal handling of tour arrangements and other VIP services
VIP access and listing as a host of designated Young Professionals Friday Nights at the Barnes
Listing in the annual report
20 percent discount in the shop
Enhance your participation as part of The Circles. We are pleased to recognize you, as an integral member of The Contemporaries, at any Circles level.