Dates are subject to change. Space is limited; RSVP required for all events.
Circles line: 215.278.7110
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Welcome event for new Circles members
Saturday, September 12
New Circles members are invited to enjoy a light bite and a docent-led introduction to Dr. Barnes’s ensembles in the Collection Gallery.
Circles exhibition preview
Friday, September 18
Enjoy a brunch reception and preview of our new exhibitions, Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting.
Director’s Circle dinner
Thursday, October 15
Barnes Foundation Executive Director and President Thom Collins invites you to a magical evening under twinkling lights on the west terrace. The evening features a special guest speaker. For Director’s Circle members and above Director’s Circle and above.
RSVP to 215.278.7110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
President’s reception for Premieres at the Barnes: Concert by the Aizuri Quartet
Wednesday, October 28
Circles members are invited to join Executive Director and President Thom Collins for a private reception during the intermission of this final concert of the Aizuri Quartet series. The quartet is in residence at the Curtis Institute and the Barnes Foundation in 2015. Circles $20.
Insiders’ trip to New York
Monday, November 2
7 am–7 pm
As an exclusive guest of the Barnes, preview Christie’s impressionist and modern auction, enjoy a delicious luncheon, and receive special access to the Whitney Museum’s acclaimed new building and its exhibition, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. For Circle Patrons and above. $160. Reserve: 215.278.7110
Designing and Collections
Thursday, November 12
Native Pennsylvanian and proclaimed Barnes Foundation fan, Mark Rozzo, deputy editor of Vanity Fair, discusses the world of design with award-winning architect Tom Kundig. Together, they talk about designing spaces for powerhouse art and private collections. Reception to follow.
Annual Circles Soireé
Thursday, November 19
In gratitude for their valued support, Circles members are invited to the most fabulous celebration of the year, featuring music, dancing, and delicious food and drink.
Circles workshop: Picasso
Tuesday, December 1
10:30 am–2:30 pm
Circles members at the Supporter level and above are invited to a workshop on Picasso. In the morning, Kenneth Silver, professor of art history at New York University and adjunct curator at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, speaks to the group with major works in the Collection Gallery as a backdrop, followed by lunch in the Garden Restaurant. After lunch, Barbara Buckley, the senior director of conservation and chief conservator of paintings, presents her team's work caring for Picasso paintings and drawings in the collection. Circle supporters and above $175.