Circles Calendar

Circles Calendar

Circles members are invited to enjoy a series of exclusive programs and events, including special tours, conversations with curators and scholars, and premier access to the Barnes conservation studio and archives. Available to Chairman’s Circle members ($25,000), Director’s Circle members ($10,000), Circle Patrons ($5,000), Circle Supporters $2,500), and Circle members ($1,000).

Dates are subject to change. Space is limited; RSVP required for all events.
Circles line: 215.278.7110
Email: click here

Circles and Corporate Council Conversation: The Business of Art
Monday, March 16
6–8 pm
Join the Circles and Corporate Council for the first in a series of lively conversations on art as an investment.
Circles and Corporate Council members free. Reservations required: 215.278.7120 or corporatecouncil@barnesfoundation.org


Private collection tour
Tuesday, March 31
6–7:30 pm
Contemporaries, delight in an exquisite Center City private collection. Learn how the collectors first began to develop their artistic eye and passion for visual arts.
Contemporaries free. Reserve: 215.278.7110


Conversation with Jerry Saltz
Tuesday, April 7
6–8 pm
Indulge in a provocative and insightful conversation with renowned art critic and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Jerry Saltz, senior critic for New York Magazine. Questions and dialogue encouraged. Reception follows.
Circles free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.


Artist Installation in Progress
Tuesday, April 28
6–8 pm
Join curator Martha Lucy for a conversation about the exhibition concept and a behind-the-scenes look at the site-specific installations being created for Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things. Learn about the artists’ inspiration, materials, and process.
Circle Supporters and above free. Reserve: barnesfoundation.org/programs or 215.278.7110.


The Order of Things Circles preview
Friday, May 15
9:30–11 am
Hear an exclusive preview lecture and meet the featured artists during the Circles preview of the exhibition Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things. Enjoy a presentation and brunch reception with curator Martha Lucy.
Circles free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.


Private collection tour for Contemporaries
Wednesday, May 20
6–7:30 pm
As a member of the Contemporaries, your arts patronage provides you insider access to explore one of Philadelphia’s great private contemporary art collections.
Contemporaries free. Reserve: 215.278.7110.

Contemporaries VIP reception
Friday, June 12
6:30–7:30 pm
Fashionable scene, specialty cocktails, and insights on the Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things exhibition, exclusively for Contemporaries members.
Contemporaries free. Reserve: contemporaries@barnesfoundation.org or 215.278.7110.


Dr. Barnes and Matisse: Collecting, Conversations, and the Commission
Tuesday, June 16
10:30 am–3 pm
Circles members enjoy a workshop and lunch. The morning focuses on the relationship between Dr. Barnes and Henri Matisse via their correspondence and visits. Following lunch, join scholar Jack Flam and Barnes educator Leslie Bowen for a close study of the Matisses in the collection.
Circles and Contemporaries $175. Reserve: 215.278.7110. 

Dates are subject to change. Space is limited; RSVP required for all events.

Circles line: 215.278.7110
Email: click here