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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 programming efforts. In appreciation, Circle members are invited to major events, and enjoy special recognition, access, and benefits.

Circles Member Benefits

  • First viewing of the Barnes's new Philadelphia building before the collection is installed
  • Unlimited admission to the collection
  • Visiting without advance reservations
  • Tours arranged at members' convenience
  • Special exhibition preview receptions
  • Privilege of hosting private events at the Merion and Philadelphia campuses

In addition, Circle members will be able to see the collection, beautifully lit, in its new setting, and to enjoy exclusive events in the coming year.

 

Please choose the Circle that is best for you:

For an annual gift of $1,000–$2,499, you will enjoy the following privileges:

  • Invitation to the annual Circles reception
  • Unlimited admission for two people
  • Invitations to two lectures and receptions featuring renowned scholars, artists, and curators
  • Attend exhibition preview receptions
  • Eight complimentary admission tickets to share with family and friends
  • 20% discount in the shop
  • Listing in the Annual Report
  • Dedicated Circles phone line for personal handling of exhibition ticket requests and other VIP services
  • Exclusive domestic and international travel opportunities

(all but $210 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $2,500–$4,999, you will enjoy all Circle Member benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity for a private tour for you and up to eight guests
  • Invitations to two curator-led tours and receptions
  • Public recognition in the Foundation’s lobby and annual report
  • One complimentary gift membership ($250 Supporter level) to give to family or friends

(all but $310 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $5,000–$9,999, you will enjoy all Circle Supporter benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to host a private reception at the Barnes's Philadelphia or Merion campuses
  • Invitation to the Patrons’ luncheon with Foundation executive staff and trustees
  • Invitation to visit one of Philadelphia’s premier private art collections
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the conservation studio
  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
  • Ability to bring two additional people to all membership events

(all but $410 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $10,000–$24,999, you will enjoy all Circle Patron benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to host a private dinner at the Barnes's Philadelphia or Merion campuses
  • Invitation to the Director’s Circle dinner
  • A private tour of the galleries with the director of the Barnes Foundation
  • Unlimited tickets for you and your guests
  • Prominent recognition in the Foundation’s lobby
  • Complimentary copies of selected exhibition catalogues
  • Exclusive domestic and international travel opportunities with the director of the Barnes Foundation
  • Complimentary admission to one education course
  • Access to an exclusive Director’s Circle phone for personalized service
  • Priority reservations and reserved seating for public programs

(all but $710 tax deductible)

For an annual gift of $25,000 or more, you will enjoy all Director's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Private dinner with the director and the chairman of the board of the Barnes Foundation
  • Prominent recognition as a program sponsor
  • Opportunity to host two private events at the Barnes's Philadelphia or Merion campuses
  • Invitations to VIP dinners with visiting artists, scholars, and collectors
  • Access to the Foundation’s executive, curatorial, and conservation staff
  • Ability to host a program in your home with Barnes curatorial staff

 (all but $910 tax deductible)

Contact Us

For more information about the Circles or upcoming special events, please contact Katie Adams, Director of Annual Giving, at 215.278.7110.


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