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 programs. As a sign of our appreciation for their generous support, Circle members are invited to major events, and enjoy special recognition, access, and benefits.

Please choose the Circle that is best for you:

For an annual gift of $1,250–$2,499 (all but $442 is tax deductible), Circle Members enjoy the following privileges:

  • Unlimited admission for two individuals and any children in your household
  • Free admission for your guests
  • Exclusive programs and lectures to expand your understanding of the collection
  • Invitations to exhibition previews
  • An invitation to the annual Circles Soirée
  • 20% discount in the Barnes 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, as available

For an annual gift of $2,500–$4,999 (all but $867 is tax deductible), Circle Supporters enjoy the privileges of the Circle Member level, plus:

  • The opportunity to host a small private event or meeting at the Barnes
  • Public recognition on site
  • A customized private tour for you and your guests
  • Complimentary parking by advance registration
  • Exclusive opportunities to visit US art fairs with Barnes staff, as available
  • One complimentary gift membership ($275 Supporter membership)

For an annual gift of $5,000–$9,999 (all but $967 is tax deductible), Circle Patrons enjoy the privileges of the Circle Supporter level, plus:

  • The opportunity to host a small or large event or meeting at the Barnes
  • Exclusive lunches with scholars and curators
  • Behind-the-scenes events with curatorial and conservation staff
  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue

For an annual gift of $10,000–$14,999 (all but $1,167 is tax deductible), Director’s Circle members enjoy the privileges of the Circle Patron level, plus:

  • An invitation to the annual Director’s Circle dinner with scholars, trustees, and Barnes leadership
  • Personalized experiences for you and your guests
  • Exclusive domestic and international travel opportunities
  • One additional complimentary exhibition catalogue (two total)

For an annual gift of $15,000–$24,999 (all but $1,222 is tax deductible), Leadership Circle members enjoy the privileges of the Director’s Circle, plus:

  • A behind-the-scenes visit to the Barnes conservation studio
  • The opportunity to host a curatorial presentation in your home
  • One additional complimentary exhibition catalogue (three total)

Call 215.278.7110 for more information.

For an annual gift of $25,000–$49,999 (all but $1,222 is tax deductible), Chairman’s Circle members enjoy the privileges of the Leadership Circle, plus the opportunity to:

    • Host two private events at the Barnes
    • Engage with Barnes executive, curatorial, and conservation staff
    • Host an event with the executive director in your home

Call 215.278.7110 for more information.

For an annual gift of $50,000 or more (all but $1,372 is tax deductible), Benefactor’s Circle members enjoy the privileges of the Chairman’s Circle, plus:

  • A private dinner with the executive director and chairman of the board

Call 215.278.7110 for more information.

Contact Us

For more information about the Circles or upcoming special events, please contact Circles Program Manager Emily Goldsleger at 215.278.7110.


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