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The Contemporaries


The Contemporaries
Photo by Darryl Moran

A vital part of the Barnes Foundation’s future, the Contemporaries are an active and committed group of young patrons and art enthusiasts, ages 21–39, who enjoy distinct programs and social events. The Contemporaries’ generous annual membership contributions provide critical, unrestricted support for our mission and programs.

Barnes Contemporaries ($500/year)

For an annual gift of $500 (all but $250 is tax-deductible), Barnes Contemporaries members enjoy the following privileges for two adults:

  • Free admission on arrival, without reservations
  • Free admission for friends and family
  • Free tickets to Young Professionals Nights and exclusive VIP receptions
  • Invitations to select Circles lectures and receptions featuring influential scholars, artists, and curators
  • Reciprocal benefits at 40-plus museums, including the Frick Collection, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Phillips Collection
  • A dedicated phone line to arrange tours and other VIP services

Circles Contemporaries ($1,000/year) 

For an annual gift of $1,000 (all but $353 is tax-deductible), Circles Contemporaries members enjoy all of the privileges of the Barnes Contemporaries membership, plus:

  • An invitation to the annual Circles Soirée
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • 20% discount at the Barnes Shop