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Barnes Foundation

Also known as the Barnes, the Philadelphia art museum and educational institution champions the critical importance of the arts in society and arts education for people of all ages.

Offering Exceptional Art, Education, and Programming to the Community

Barnes Foundation

In 1922, Philadelphia art collector Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation with the goal of educating and sharing great works of art with a diverse group of people. During his lifetime, Barnes collected a stunning breadth of work, including impressionist, post-impressionist, modern paintings, African masks, Native American jewelry, Greek antiquities, and decorative metalwork. He created the Barnes Foundation to serve as an educational institution, with a focus on offering free arts education through engagement with his own collection. Today, the Barnes reaches 11,000 schoolchildren in Philadelphia each year and presents exhibitions, hosts courses for adult learners, and operates programs for families and community members both at the organization's building in Philadelphia and in surrounding neighborhoods.

GRoW Support

2023

General Operating Support

2022

General Operating Support 

Barnes Art Ball's Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Art Education 

2021

General Operating Support

2017

Event - 5th Anniversary Gala