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The Barnes Foundation has announced its musical programming for fall 2017, bringing into dialogue performers from around the world with the Barnes’s renowned collection. Inspired by Albert Barnes’s unconventional approach to arranging art, the Barnes Ensemblean innovative contemporary music collective—will make its debut performance on Sunday, October 8, as part of a nine-day festival featuring rehearsals, educational engagements, and collaborations across Philadelphia.

The Barnes Foundation kicks off its fifth anniversary in the heart of Philadelphia this October with a constellation of public programs and events that reflect the Barnes’s commitment to community engagement.

In the first collaboration of its kind between a city bike-share program and an arts institution, the Barnes Foundation and Indego will launch 20 bikes wrapped in paintings from the Barnes collection. The first ten wrapped bikes will be unveiled during a free launch party at the Barnes, Open House: #BIKETOBARNES, on Thursday, September 14, from 5–8 pm.

To mark the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death on November 17, the Barnes Foundation will host the only US presentation of Kiefer Rodin, a major exhibition organized with the Musée Rodin in Paris.

The Barnes Foundation today announced that its Chief Curator Sylvie Patry will return to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to become Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections.

The Barnes Foundation celebrates its fifth anniversary in the heart of Philadelphia with a constellation of special events and programs this fall that reflect the Barnes’s commitment to community engagement.

Mohamed Bourouissa’s first major solo exhibition in Philadelphia will be presented at the Barnes Foundation June 30–October 2.

The Barnes Foundation today announced the appointment of Barbara Wong to the newly created position of director of community engagement.

The Barnes Foundation today announced the appointment of Cindy Kang as assistant curator—the first assistant curator in the Foundation’s history. 

In February 2017, the Barnes will present 2 x 4: An Innovation Forum at the Barnes Foundation.