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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.

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.

The Barnes Foundation has announced the launch of Barnes Focus, a new interpretive guide to the collection that works on any smartphone with a web browser. When you’re in the galleries, simply open the guide by going to barnesfoc.us on a mobile browser and focus on a work of art; the guide will recognize the work and deliver information about it.

The Barnes Foundation has announced its annual benefit, the Barnes Art Ball, taking place on Friday, October 25. 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.

The Barnes Foundation has launched the Research, Education, Adaptation, and Development (READ) Praxis, a new professional development program for corporate audiences that uses the Barnes collection to help companies improve and empower teams, train employees, and inspire creativity in the workplace.

The Barnes Foundation has announced an expansion of its virtual reality program following a successful pilot phase, which kicked off last year in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia. To serve a wider and more diverse audience, the program is expanding from five to 62 sites, including senior centers, parks and recreation centers, and select K–12 schools throughout Philadelphia, as well as Barnes community partners.

The 10th anniversary presentation of 30 Americans, a major exhibition drawn from the acclaimed Rubell Family Collection and featuring works by many of the most important and influential African American artists of the past four decades, will be on view at the Barnes Foundation from October 27, 2019, through January 12, 2020.

The Barnes Foundation and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, have announced reciprocal free admission for members beginning June 1, 2019. This is the first reciprocal admission program between American and French arts institutions.