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2024 Barnes Art Ball

Nightlife / Social

Friday, October 18

#BarnesArtBall

Celebrating the power of art to uplift and inspire.

About the Art Ball

The Barnes Art Ball is our annual friend- and fundraiser that brings together generations of artists, philanthropists, collectors, connectors, and community partners to celebrate art’s power to inspire through shared experiences of the brilliant, the beautiful, and the sublime.

The Barnes Art Ball is the art party in Philadelphia, and this year’s event features a special preview of our fall exhibition, Mickalene Thomas: All About Love. This dazzling evening is inspired by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas’s vivid, tactile, and immersive works, which articulate a complex and empowering vision of self while exploring broader ideas of beauty, sexuality, and politics. Be among the first to see the East Coast premiere of All About Love before the public opening.

In addition to exclusive after-hours access to Mickalene Thomas: All About Love and the Barnes collection, you’ll enjoy a free-flowing campus-wide event with multiple bars, abundant food stations, live music, and pop-up performances throughout the evening.

BEST OF ALL? IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Art, community, entertainment, and philanthropy. The Barnes Art Ball raises critical funds that ensure the future of the foundation’s educational mission, exhibition program, and collection care, and the wide array of community, artistic, and scholarly projects undertaken by the organization.

Tickets: On sale now
Attire: Dazzling, fashionable, chic cocktail
Complimentary valet parking

STAY CONNECTED
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#SeeArtDifferently
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Tickets & Sponsorship

Benefactor: $50,000 (Minimum tax deduction $46,172)

  • 14 VIP event tickets with early admission to champagne reception at 6pm.
  • Invitation to serve on host committee.
  • Opportunity for an exclusive curatorial presentation at your choice of location or virtually.
  • Private tour of Mickalene Thomas: All About Love for you and up to 14 guests (Oct 2024–Jan 2025).
  • Acknowledgment in print and digital event collateral, Barnes annual report, and donor wall.

Underwriting Sponsor: $25,000 (Minimum tax deduction $23,076)

  • 12 VIP event tickets with early admission to champagne reception at 6pm.
  • Invitation to serve on host committee.
  • Opportunity for an exclusive curatorial presentation at your choice of location or virtually.
  • Private tour of Mickalene Thomas: All About Love for you and up to 12 guests (Oct 2024–Jan 2025).
  • Acknowledgment in print and digital event collateral, Barnes annual report, and donor wall.

Event Sponsor: $10,000 (Minimum tax deduction $9,230)

  • 10 VIP event tickets with early admission to champagne reception at 6pm.
  • Invitation to serve on host committee.
  • Private tour of Mickalene Thomas: All About Love for you and up to 10 guests (Oct 2024–Jan 2025).
  • Acknowledgment in print and digital event collateral, Barnes annual report, and donor wall.

VIP Ticket Block: $5,000 (Minimum tax deduction $4,670)

  • 6 VIP event tickets with early admission to champagne reception at 6pm.
  • Invitation to serve on host committee.
  • Acknowledgment in print and digital event collateral and Barnes annual report.

VIP Ticket: $1,000 (Minimum tax deduction $945)

  • Early admission to champagne reception and Art Ball event at 6pm.

Patron Ticket: $500 (Minimum tax deduction $445)

  • Art Ball event admission at 7pm.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Barnes Art Ball offers customized brand exposure through various sponsorship opportunities. The fundraiser aligns companies with the Barnes’s mission and supports a larger effort to provide special art and educational programming. To learn more about bespoke corporate sponsorship levels and benefits, contact Elizabeth Friesen at efriesen@barnesfoundation.org.

2023 Event Leadership

A list of 2024 Event Leadership is forthcoming.

Trustee Chairs
John Aglialoro and Joan Carter
John R. Alchin
Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz
Julia and David Fleischner
Margie and Jeffrey Honickman
Cathy Hughes
Lisa Kabnick and John McFadden
Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer
Aileen and Brian Roberts

Honorary Co-Chairs
Laura T. Buck
Betsy Z. Cohen
Agnes Gund
Anne and Matt Hamilton
Leigh P. Middleton
Hilarie L. Morgan
Megan Maguire Nicoletti
Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman
Lyn M. Ross
Adele K. Schaeffer
Brenda and Larry Thompson
Robbi and Bruce Toll
Helene van Beuren
Regina and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten

Co-Chairs
Christine Angelakis
Karen Dougherty Buchholz
Emily and Michael Cavanagh
Carra Cote-Ackah and Amachie Ackah
Marianne N. Dean
Marlene S. Dooner
Michele and Eugene Dubay
Katie Flaherty
Sarah Roberts Hall
Robin Halpern and James Lovett
Michelle J. Hong
Joseph Kotarski and Federico Mingozzi
Donna and Jerry Slipakoff

Committee
Nicole Amoroso, Sandy and Bill Annesley, Diane and Robert Bass, Chris and Wade Berrettini, Sally C. Bleznak, Michele and Jeffrey Brotman, Dori and Josh Broudy, Judith Broudy and Eli Packman, Barbara Brown-Ruttenberg, Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan, Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr., Dunham Townend Churchill, Ralph Citino and Lawrence Taylor, Gareth Clark and James Harrison, Jimmy Contreras, Becca Diefenbach, Roberta Dranoff, Barbara Eberlein and Jerry Wind, Tamala M. Edwards, Nina and Louis Eni, James Fernberger and Mary Walto, Karl Fong and Neal Krouse, Zachary Frankel and Alexandra, Olsman Frankel, Barbara F. Freed and Alan Mittelman, Andrea and Bruce Freundlich, Tuesday Gordon Gaines, Barbara Gisel Oehrle, Deborah E. Glass, Richard J. Green, Barb and Jack Hafner, Pia and Richard Halloran, Beth C. Hare, Elizabeth Hasson, Christine and George Henisee, Deborah G. Hilzinger, Angela V.B. Hudson, Tac and Melinda Justi, Joyce and Herb Kean, Amy and John Korman, Steven and Kristie Lagos, Kelly R. Lee, Lynn and Jerry Lehocky, Maribeth and Steven Lerner, Liddy Lindsay, Christina Weiss Lurie, Mary MacElree and David Hoffman, Lorina Marshall-Blake, Sandy and David Marshall, Thomas B. McCabe IV, Leanne and Rob McMenamin, The Hon. John J. Medveckis and Marina Kats, Terra Moné, The Hon. Gregory P. Montanaro, Cathy and Henry Nassau, Georgiana and Eric W. Noll, Melissa Novak, Elizabeth Convery O’Connell and LCDR Chip O’Connell, Marjorie Ogilvie and Miller Parker, Patricia Opderbeck, Aleni Pappas, Anne S. Ravert, Jennifer Rice and Michael Forman, Courtney Robinson, Caro and Bob Rock, Eileen Rosenau, Nicole Dresnin Schaeffer, Pamela Schreiber, Greg and Rebecca Segall, Iris and Greg Shea, Lynn and Howard Shecter, Nancy and Ben Shein, Gail Mosler Singer, Constance L. Smukler, Garrett Snider, Lindy Lou Snider, Stephanie Stahl, Keith R. Straw, Josephine and Sam Switzenbaum, Tiffany Tavarez, Brian P. Tierney, Libby and George Trammell, Noele Wein, Kim Whetzel, Laurie Wightman, Dalila Wilson-Scott, Steven Wolk, Randi Zemsky and Bob Lane

2023 Event Sponsors

A list of 2024 Event Sponsors is forthcoming.

Benefactors
The Maguire Foundation
Jeanette and Joe Neubauer
Aileen and Brian Roberts

Underwriting Sponsors
John Aglialoro and Joan Carter
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
Christine and Michael Angelakis
Betsy Z. and Edward E. Cohen
Dietz & Watson
Julia and David Fleischner
Agnes Gund
Independence Blue Cross
Lisa Kabnick and John McFadden
Morgan Stanley
Judith Gibbons and Francesco Scattone
The Snider Foundation | Lindy Lou Snider

Event Sponsors
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz
Laura T. Buck
Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
Emily and Michael Cavanagh
Comcast NBCUniversal
Connelly Foundation
Marianne N. Dean
Michelle and Eugene Dubay
FREEMAN’S
Barb and Jack Hafner
Sarah and Chester Hall
Robin Halpern and James Lovett
Anne and Matt Hamilton
Joan and Daniel Hilferty
Deborah and Kurt Hilzinger
Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman
LAGOS
Ira M. Lubert and Pamela Estadt
Sandy and David Marshall
Leigh and John Middleton
Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan
Northern Trust
Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman
Jennifer Rice and Michael Forman
Lyn M. Ross
Adele K. Schaeffer
Katie and Tony Schaeffer
Robbi and Bruce Toll
Van Cleef & Arpels
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW @ Annenberg
Janine and Jeffrey Yass

Supporters
Dennis J. Alter
Judith Broudy and Eli Packman
Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan
CHANEL
Fiduciary Trust International
Firstrust Bank
Glenmede
Alta and Peter Hamilton
Christine and George Henisee
Justi Group Inc.
Joseph Kotarski and Federico Mingozzi
The Hon. John J. Medveckis and Marina Kats
Nancy and Ben Shein
Donna and Jerry Slipakoff
Keith R. Straw
Josephine and Sam Switzenbaum
Team Whetzel/Kurfiss Sotheby’s
Randi Zemsky and Robert Lane

Special Thanks
Constellation Culinary Group

Listing as of October 1, 2023