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.





The Philadelphia Cultural Fund




Wells Fargo     

Connelly Foundation

Hamilton Family Foundation

Syde Hurdus Foundation

The Victory Foundation

The Glenn A. Haldan Charitable Foundation

A generous gift from an anonymous donor

Education outreach programs for School District of Philadelphia students are generously supported by gifts made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The Barnes Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their support:


Kline and Specter

M&T Bank


Aqua America

BNY Mellon

Brown Brothers Harriman


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.

Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen
is sponsored by

Morgan Stanley

The contributing sponsor is


With generous funding from the William Penn Foundation.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Additional support for Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen is provided by the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund.

Support for Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting is provided by John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick.



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.