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Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation is a world-renowned educational and cultural destination. Sponsoring a Barnes exhibition, program, or special initiative serves as an effective platform to reach your company’s target audience and to achieve strategic marketing and public relations results. 

The Barnes offers customized benefits for your clients, customers, and colleagues, ensuring that your organization is recognized for its philanthropic support. Complimentary memberships, entertaining privileges in our premier spaces, and private tours are among the many benefits the Barnes offers its corporate sponsors.

We invite sponsorship in the following areas:

Education and Public Outreach Programming

The new downtown campus will welcome thousands of students from the School District of Philadelphia, positioning the Barnes as a rich resource for the city’s schoolchildren. For K-8 students, the Barnes offers single- and multi-session programs based on the collection's unique cross-cultural ensemble installations. Sponsor a particular grade-level initiative, provide complimentary travel, or cover admission costs for Head Start and public school classes.




Hamilton Family Foundation     


Kline and Specter


The Philadelphia Cultural Fund




Wells Fargo     

Connelly Foundation

May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Syde Hurdus Foundation

The Victory Foundation

Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Special Exhibitions

The Barnes Foundation’s new art and education facility on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway includes a 5,000-square-foot space to accommodate three special exhibitions a year that complement the permanent collection.

The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne at the Barnes Foundation is sponsored by

Morgan Stanley

is the contributing sponsor.

Generous support is also provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Margaret and Tom Whitford, an Anonymous donor,
Bruce and Robbi Toll, Constance and Sankey Williams,
an Anonymous donor, the Oliver Family Foundation, 
Brooke J. Lenfest, and the Alter Family Foundation.

Funding for the Paul Cézanne audio guide of the Barnes Foundation permanent collection is generously provided by Lisa D. Kabnick and John H. McFadden.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The exhibition was organized by the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Ontario, in a special collaboration with the Barnes Foundation. The exhibition was made possible with the generous support of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum and RBC Royal Bank.



The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of 19th- and 20th-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir and Matisse provide a perspective on them that is unavailable anywhere else. Publications that explore the highlights of the collection—and Renoir and Matisse in depth—will be available in 2012 and 2013, providing scholars and the public with breathtaking images and insight into the artists and the collector.

Knight Foundation        Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank

Media Sponsors

 NBC10     KYW

Contact Us

For questions about specific programs or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Foundation's Institutional Giving Office at 215.278.7120.