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The Barnes Foundation is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution that shares its unparalleled art collection with the public, organizes special exhibitions, and presents programming that fosters new ways of thinking about human creativity.
The Barnes Foundation has announced its annual benefit, the Barnes Art Ball, taking place as a unique virtual event this year on Friday, October 16, at 6 pm. A chance to see and be seen, the 2020 Barnes Art Ball will be an evening of dynamic artistic and musical performances, unexpected guest appearances, and a virtual exploration of the new exhibition, Elijah Pierce’s America. Funds raised from the Barnes Art Ball directly support the Barnes’s mission and its dedication to caring for the collection, presenting diverse exhibitions, and providing innovative educational and public programs for the community and its broad array of visitors.
In September 2020, the Barnes Foundation will present Elijah Pierce’s America, a landmark exhibition featuring the rich and varied sculpture of woodcarver Elijah Pierce (1892–1984). On view in the Roberts Gallery from September 27, 2020 through January 10, 2021, this is the first major retrospective of Pierce’s work to be presented outside his home city of Columbus, Ohio, for more than 25 years.
The Barnes Foundation to Reopen on July 25; “Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray” Exhibition Extended
The Barnes Foundation has announced it will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 25, at noon, following member days on Thursday, July 23, Friday, July 24, and the morning of Saturday, July 25, with extended hours each day, and new health and safety protocols for staff and visitors. The Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray exhibition, which opened less than three weeks before the Barnes closed on March 13, has been extended through August 23.
Art and culture is beginning to reopen in Philadelphia. Following a closure of over three months to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Rodin Museum have jointly announced plans to reopen with new health and safety protocols for staff and visitors, as state and city restrictions begin to lift.
In a proactive measure to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have made the joint decision to temporarily close to the public and postpone or cancel public programming and events for a minimum of two weeks.
The Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation today announced that Armando I. Bengochea and Jeffrey A. Honickman have been elected to the Board of Trustees.
In February 2020, the Barnes Foundation will present Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray, an exhibition that traces Marie Cuttoli’s pioneering career, from her early work in fashion and interiors to her revival of the French tapestry industry in collaboration with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and other modern artists.
To welcome more visitors during the holiday season, the Barnes Foundation has announced special extended hours of 11 am–8 pm from December 26 through 30, 2019, and January 2 and 4, 2020. The Barnes will also be open on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, and New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, from 10 am–3 pm.
To welcome more visitors around the Thanksgiving holiday, the Barnes Foundation has announced special extended hours of 10 am–8 pm on Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30. The Garden Restaurant will also have extended hours of 11 am–8 pm on those dates.