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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 Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation today announced that David A. Fleischner, Executive Vice President at Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC, has been elected to the Board of Trustees.

In a symposium exploring new research on the work of Amedeo Modigliani, the Barnes Foundation, home to one of the largest and most important holdings of Modigliani in the world, will convene leading national and international scholars to offer an in-depth exploration of the research behind the groundbreaking Modigliani Up Close project.

Thom Collins, Neubauer Family Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, today announced the appointments of two new Assistant Curators at the Barnes Foundation, Corrinne Chong and TK Smith.

In spring 2023, the Barnes Foundation presents Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Remember. Bringing together the work of two of South Africa’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, the exhibition offers a cross-generational dialogue on history, memory, and the power of self-narration in the context of apartheid and its legacies.

The Barnes Foundation and the Curtis Institute of Music present John Dowell: A Public Intimate Space, an immersive performance piece created by artist John E. Dowell, Jr., blending photography, movement, and sound to explore the sacred nature of the public square—in this case Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. A Public Intimate Space will take place at the Barnes on Thursday, December 8, 7–8:30 pm.

The Barnes Foundation has announced special extended hours between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays—opening as early as 9 am and closing at 6 pm on select days. Normally open Thursday through Monday, the Barnes will also be open on Tuesday, December 27, and Wednesday, December 28, to welcome more visitors during the week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Additionally, general admission tickets are now valid for two consecutive days.

This fall, the Barnes Foundation is presenting a constellation of programs celebrating the art of Henri Matisse and the artist’s significant relationship with Dr. Albert C. Barnes to coincide with the major exhibition Matisse in the 1930s on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At the Barnes, a special archives exhibition, Matisse, Dr. Barnes, and “The Dance, on view on the Lower Level, presents historic photographs and letters that reveal the story behind the mural Matisse created for the Barnes Foundation.

The Barnes Foundation has announced its annual benefit, the Barnes Art Ball, taking place at the Barnes on Friday, October 21. An art-filled celebration of creativity, this year’s Art Ball brings together artists, philanthropists, collectors, and connectors to celebrate the Barnes’s centennial and tenth anniversary on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Funds raised directly support the Barnes’s educational mission and its commitment to caring for the collection, presenting diverse exhibitions, and providing innovative programs for the community.

This fall, in celebration of its centennial, the Barnes Foundation will present Modigliani Up Close, a major loan exhibition that shares new insights into Amedeo Modigliani’s working methods and materials. On view in the Roberts Gallery from October 16, 2022, through January 29, 2023, Modigliani Up Close is curated by an international team of art historians and conservators: Barbara Buckley, Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Paintings at the Barnes; Simonetta Fraquelli, independent curator and consulting curator for the Barnes; Nancy Ireson, Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions & Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes; and Annette King, Paintings Conservator at Tate, London.