05/18/2012 - The Barnes Foundation announced that its new campus in Philadelphia, now home to the world-famous art collection, will open with 10 days of free admission beginning on Friday, May 19 and continuing through May 28. The building will be dedicated on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 11 am. The inaugural week culminates with a Memorial Day festival weekend, offering round-the-clock free admission to the renowned collection and entire campus. The weekend features a variety of entertainment and programs from noon on May 26 through 6 pm on May 28. Tickets are required for all opening events. Many dates are already sold out. Visit the Barnes Foundation’s website to learn more.
The Pew Charitable Trusts has proudly served as supporter, advocate and fundraiser for the Barnes Foundation as part of our longstanding commitment to protecting and preserving cultural treasures held in the public trust. The wise stewardship of its board and the growing number of contributors supporting its mission have helped put the Barnes on sound footing for generations to come—as a world class treasure accessible to all audiences.
|Click on the image above for a photo gallery of the new Barnes campus.|