As a VENUE: Host your event…

Our award-winning spaces will make the perfect venue for your next unforgettable event. Our experienced events staff and catering team will guide you and help you flawlessly execute your plan. Facilities are available to rent for: Corporate Events * Private Parties * Weddings.  Five distinctive spaces are available:

  • Walter and Leonore Annenberg Court and Terrace: Adjacent to the Collection Gallery, the light-filled Annenberg Court is a versatile space that can be adapted for events of all kinds. The court opens onto an expansive terrace overlooking the lush landscape along the Parkway.
    • Reception (standing): 800 guests
    • Dinner (seated): 350 – 400 guests
  • Frances M. Maguire Garden Pavilion: With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a leafy courtyard, the Maguire Garden Pavilion offers a tranquil setting for receptions of up to 100 guests. The event space encourages relaxation yet also houses top-of-the-line audio-visual equipment to meet any business needs.
    • Meeting: 70 guests
    • Classroom-style: 50 guests
    • Reception (standing): 75 – 85 guests
    • Dinner (seated): 60 guests
  • Lower Lobby Suite: Natural light from the Gallery Garden—an open-air atrium planted with sweet gum, ginkgo trees, and a variety of ferns—illuminates this comfortable lower-lobby space often used for cocktail parties. Native American ceramics and jewelry, the only collection pieces displayed outside the galleries, add artistic flair.
    • Reception (standing): 125 guests
    • Dinner (seated): 70 – 80 guests
  • The Garden Restaurant: Our restaurant and adjacent garden provide a lovely setting for private dinners and cocktail receptions. With transitional glass walls and an open kitchen, the Garden Restaurant can transform from casual t formal for a relaxed get-together or a black-tie affair.
    • Reception (standing): 75 guests
    • Dinner (seated): 50 guests
  • Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium: This fully equipped auditorium is custom made for presentations, lectures, and symposia. The Barnes Foundation’s modern design and architectural elements are carried through in the room’s hardwood stage, hand-chiseled limestone wall panels, and cognac-color leather seats.
    • Capacity: 140 guests
EXCLUSIVE VENDOR: Constellation Culinary Group

The exclusive caterer of the Barnes Foundation, Constellation Culinary Group will create an unforgettable culinary experience for you and your guests, with custom menus and an impeccably precise service plan to match the mission of your event. You’ll find that our signature approach to creating culinary experiences and our ability to interpret and feature “food as art” align seamlessly with the refined reputation and the world-class collection at the Barnes.

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As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts…

Purchases from the shop support the educational mission of The Barnes Foundation, which is to promote “the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: Jewelry * Accessories & Apparel * Gifts & Home * Books & Media * Barnes Kids * Paper & Stationery, and * Print Shop. Gift Cards are also available.

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As an EATERY: Food for thought…

Philadelphia’s renowned Constellation Culinary Group offers delicious fare at the Barnes:

  • Offering a casual dining experience, Garden Restaurant is open for lunch, brunch, and cocktails. Featuring Farm-to-Table, American, and Contemporary American cuisine. Gluten Free Menu available.
  • Reflections Café offers soup, sandwiches, salads, espresso drinks, and sweet treats. Indoor and covered outdoor seating available.

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Become a DONOR: Show that you care…

There are many ways to support the Barnes Foundation, with special benefits and privileges available in recognition of your generosity.

Membership: Members enjoy significant privileges all year long, including unlimited free admission, access to exhibition previews and private tours, discounts on classes and public programs, and reciprocal benefits. Most importantly, your membership provides vital support to the Barnes, making possible our innovative exhibitions and programming, critical conservation efforts, robust education initiatives, and wide-reaching community engagement activities. Membership at specified levels are offered: Patron * Contributor * Supporter * Sustainer * National * Barnes Contemporaries * Circle ContemporariesCircle Member * Circle Supporter * Circle Parton * Director’s Circle * Leadership Circle * Chairman’s Circle, and * Benefactor’s Circle.

Donations: The Barnes Foundation relies on the generous support of individuals like you. Your contribution helps to ensure that the Barnes is a vibrant cultural and educational resource now and for generations to come. Donations of any size are welcomed. Donations to the Annual Fund support areas of greatest need at the Barnes. Your 100% tax-deductible gift will help fund programs including arts education for both children and adults, the conservation of artworks in our collection, and the development of special exhibitions.

  • Exhibition Fund: Special exhibitions at the Barnes Foundation are designed to engage our diverse and growing audience while revealing new perspectives for experiencing the permanent collection. Gifts to the Exhibition Fund directly support all activities related to exhibition production, including curatorial research, planning, art transport, exhibition design, installation, and publications.
  • Planned Giving: Making a planned gift is a thoughtful way to contribute to the future of the Barnes and to create a legacy that will inspire other art and horticulture enthusiasts for generations to come.
  • Matching Gifts: To promote charitable giving, many companies match their employees’ contributions to nonprofit organizations. You may be able to double or even triple your contribution by checking with your human resources department to see if your employer offers such initiatives.
  • Donor-Advised Funds: The Barnes Foundation accepts one time or recurring contributions through donor-advised funds (DAF).
  • Corporate Giving: Our corporate community provides critical support for art, education, and public programs at the Barnes Foundation that engage students and visitors from around the world. In return, we offer unique co-branding visibility and exclusive benefits that support marketing and business goals and help foster stronger relationships with colleagues and clients. You’ll find many ways to support the Barnes, including multi-year partnerships, sponsorships, Corporate Council membership, and donations to K–8 education through the EITC tax-credit program.

Volunteer: Volunteering at the Barnes provides unique access to our collections, programs, and staff, as well as opportunities to work with other art and horticulture enthusiasts. We accept general volunteers in a variety of departments in our Philadelphia campus, from archives to conservation to visitor services.

Internships: We offer summer internships in a variety of departments for undergraduate and graduate students. Our interns work with experts in their fields, gain valuable job experience, and engage in meaningful work.

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