Barnes Foundation

Organization Overview

Barnes Foundation is located in Philadelphia, PA. The organization was established in 1923. According to its NTEE Classification (A51) the organization is classified as: Art Museums, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 12/2019, Barnes Foundation employed 303 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Barnes Foundation generated $24.6m in total revenue. The organization has seen a slow decline revenue. Over the past 5 years, revenues have fallen by an average of (2.9%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $24.7m during the year ending 12/2019. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

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2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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TO PROMOTE THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE APPRECIATION OF THE FINE ARTS AND HORTICULTURE. TO MAINTAIN AN ART GALLERY CONTAINING WORKS OF ANCIENT AND MODERN ART.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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THE FOUNDATION ENGAGES IN AN ACTIVE PROGRAM OF COLLECTION CARE AND CONSERVATION. THE BARNES ART COLLECTION COMPRISES OVER 8,000 WORKS OF FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS, INCLUDING PAINTINGS, FRAMES, WORKS ON PAPER, FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE METALWORK. THE FOUNDATION'S PHILADELPHIA FACILITY INCLUDES A STATE-OF-THE-ART PAINTING CONSERVATION LAB. IN 2019, THE BARNES CONTINUED ITS WORK ON PRESERVATION OF ITS 365 WORKS OF ART ON PAPER, 280 OF WHICH ARE PERMANENTLY INSTALLED IN THE COLLECTION GALLERY. IN DECEMBER, PAUL CEZANNE'S THE LARGE BATHERS RETURNED TO THE MAIN GALLERY FOLLOWING A YEAR IN THE FOUNDATION'S CONSERVATION LAB FOR STUDY AND TREATMENT. THE BARNES HAS BEGUN A RIGOROUS FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM OF CONSERVATION TREATMENT, TECHNICAL ANALYSIS, AND RELATED COLLECTION RESEARCH ON OUR HOLDINGS OF WORKS BY PAUL CEZANNE, CHAIM SOUTINE, AMEDEO MODIGLIANI, AND PABLO PICASSO. IN ADDITION, COLLECTION OBJECTS FROM EGYPT, GREECE, ITALY, AND THE NEAR EAST WILL BE STUDIED. A SCANNING X-RAY FLUORESCENCE JETSTREAM M6 SYSTEM BY BRUKER WAS PURCHASED AND INSTALLED ON-SITE FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF PAINTINGS AND OBJECTS IN THE COLLECTION. THE FOUNDATION CONTINUED THE MULTI-YEAR PROJECT, BEGUN IN 2015, OF RECOATING THE NEARLY 887 METAL OBJECTS DISPLAYED ON THE WALLS OF THE COLLECTION GALLERY. THE TREATMENT CONSISTS OF REMOVING OLD COATINGS, CLEANING THE SURFACE OF THE METAL, AND APPLYING A PROTECTIVE WAX COATING TO THE OBJECT. 476 OBJECTS HAVE BEEN TREATED TO DATE. THE BARNES PRESENTED THREE EXHIBITIONS IN OUR AILEEN AND BRIAN ROBERTS GALLERY IN 2019. FROM TODAY, PAINTING IS DEAD: EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN BRITAIN AND FRANCE WAS EXHIBITED FROM FEBRUARY 24 THROUGH MAY 12, 2019. THE BARNES PRESENTED NEARLY 250 EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1840S THROUGH THE 1880S, ILLUMINATING THE POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES THAT AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FACED WHILE EXPERIMENTING WITH THEIR NEW MEDIUM. ALL WORKS ON VIEW CAME FROM THE COLLECTION OF MICHAEL MATTIS AND JUDY HOCHBERG. FROM JUNE 30 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2019, THE BARNES PRESENTED I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS I AM LIKE: THE ART OF BILL VIOLA. THIS EXHIBITION FEATURED WORK SPANNING THE CAREER OF BILL VIOLA, A LEADING VIDEO ARTIST WIDELY REGARDED FOR CREATING A NEW ARTISTIC LANGUAGE THROUGH THE MOVING IMAGE. REVEALING VIOLA'S MYRIAD GLOBAL INFLUENCES, WHICH ARE ECHOED IN THE DIVERSE HOLDINGS OF THE BARNES COLLECTION, THE EXHIBITION BROUGHT TOGETHER SEVERAL OF THE ARTIST'S IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS, INCLUDING MAJOR PIECES FROM 1976 TO 2009. TO ACCOMPANY THE EXHIBITION, THE BARNES PUBLISHED I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS I AM LIKE: THE ART OF BILL VIOLA. THIS WAS A FULLY ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE FEATURED TEXTS BY CURATOR JOHN HANHARDT, PROFESSOR THOMAS CARLSON, AND KIRA PEROV, VIOLA'S WIFE AND ARTISTIC PARTNER. THE THIRD EXHIBITION PRESENTED WAS 30 AMERICANS WHICH RAN FROM OCTOBER 27, 2019 THROUGH JANUARY 12, 2020. DRAWN FROM THE EXCEPTIONAL RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION, 30 AMERICANS PRESENTED WORKS BY 30 IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS. THESE ARTISTS EXPLORE IDENTITY AGAINST A BACKDROP OF PERVASIVE STEREOTYPING-OF RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND CLASS-ADDRESSING INTERSECTIONAL POLITICS IN POWERFUL WAYS. THE EXHIBITION INCLUDED WORKS BY JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, MARK BRADFORD, NICK CAVE, BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS, KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, WANGECHI MUTU, LORNA SIMPSON, MICKALENE THOMAS, KARA WALKER, CARRIE MAE WEEMS, AND KEHINDE WILEY. FOR THE 30 AMERICANS EXHIBITION, THE BARNES PRODUCED A TENTH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, FEATURING A 20-PAGE ESSAY BY CURATOR GWENDOLYN DUBOIS SHAW WRAPPED WITH THE ORIGINAL BOOK.IN 2019, SILENT SECRET WATERFALLS: THE BARNES SERIES, ON DISPLAY FROM JANUARY 12 THROUGH NOVEMBER 17, 2019, WAS AN INSTALLATION OF NEW PAINTINGS BY AMERICAN ARTIST PAT STEIR (B. 1940). IN THIS FIRST FOR THE BARNES, STEIR WAS INVITED TO CREATE A SERIES OF 11 SEVEN-FOOT-TALL OIL-ON-CANVAS PAINTINGS OCCUPYING TWO WALLS OF THE WALTER AND LEONORE ANNENBERG COURT. THE FOUNDATION CONDUCTS ONGOING SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH ON OBJECTS AND WORKS OF ART IN ITS COLLECTION, AND ON THE HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS FOUNDERS. IN 2019, THE ARCHIVES, LIBRARY, AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT MADE SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS ON PROCESSING THE VIOLETTE DE MAZIA ARCHIVAL COLLECTION. A SURVEY OF THESE MATERIALS HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE MATERIALS HAS BEGUN, WITH THE GOAL OF CREATING A FINDING AID (INVENTORY) TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE IN 2020. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HAS AN ART LIBRARY IN ITS PHILADELPHIA FACILITY WHICH IS OPEN TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND RESEARCHERS, GENERALLY BY APPOINTMENT.CHANGING DISPLAYS OF MATERIALS FROM THE BARNES ARCHIVES ARE REGULARLY SHOWN ON THE FOUNDATION'S LOWER LEVEL. THIS YEAR FEATURED TWO EXHIBITS: OUR MISSION (SUMMER 2019). THE BARNES FOUNDATION'S MISSION IS TO PROMOTE THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE APPRECIATION OF THE FINE ARTS. THE TWO MEN WHO INFLUENCED ALBERT C. BARNES THE MOST IN THIS MISSION WERE JOHN DEWEY AND LEO STEIN, MENTORS AND FRIENDS WITH WHOM HE SHARED A LIFELONG CORRESPONDENCE. THE BENEVOLENT DESPOT: ALBERT C. BARNES AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL COMMUNITY (FALL 2019) FOCUSED ON DR. BARNES'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND OTHER SUPPORT FOR YOUNG BLACK ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST. THE BARNES'S CURATORIAL AND CONSERVATION STAFF CONTINUED TO WORK WITH COLLEAGUES AROUND THE WORLD TO PRODUCE SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS ABOUT OUR COLLECTION AND SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS. STAFF FURTHERED RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS FOR CEZANNE IN THE BARNES FOUNDATION, AN AMBITIOUS VOLUME TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2021. IT WILL FEATURE EXTENSIVE DOCUMENTATION ON INDIVIDUAL WORKS, SCHOLARLY ESSAYS, TECHNICAL CONSERVATION NOTES, AND RIGOROUS CATALOGUE ENTRIES SITUATING WORKS IN ART-HISTORICAL CONTEXT. THE COLLECTIONS RESEARCH TEAM CONTINUES TO ENHANCE THE NEW ONLINE FEATURE CALLED BARNES RESEARCH NOTES. PUBLISHED EVERY OTHER MONTH, EACH FEATURE FOCUSES ON ONE WORK OF ART IN THE COLLECTION ABOUT WHICH WE HAVE DISCOVERED SOMETHING NEW. BARNES STAFF WROTE 43 WHITE PAPERS IN 2019. ART-HISTORICAL CONTENT FOR 240 COLLECTION OBJECTS WAS ADDED TO THE BARNES WEBSITE IN 2019, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES WITH EXTENDED CONTENT TO 418. THESE NEWLY WRITTEN TEXTS BASED ON RECENT RESEARCH ON THE COLLECTION PROVIDE READERS WITH BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE OBJECTS AND THE ARTISTS OR CULTURES WHO MADE THEM. EXPENSES FOR COLLECTIONS CARE INCLUDES A PRO-RATA SHARE OF DEPRECIATION AND OTHER FACILITY COSTS.


THE FOUNDATION'S PERMANENT COLLECTION GALLERY IN PHILADELPHIA IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SIX DAYS PER WEEK, WITH 2019 VISITATION OF APPROXIMATELY 235,900 VISITORS. APPROXIMATELY 18% OF THOSE VISITORS WERE MEMBERSHIP SUPPORTERS OF THE BARNES FOUNDATION. A RETAIL STORE SELLS REPRODUCTIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER ITEMS RELATED TO THE ART COLLECTION. THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES ENTERTAINING PRIVILEGES TO ITS MEMBERS, HOSTING APPROXIMATELY 250 SPECIAL EVENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 18,000 GUESTS IN 2019. THE ART TEAM AND GALLERY GUIDES, A GROUP OF ARTISTS AND ART HISTORIANS WHOSE PRIMARY FUNCTION IS TO PROVIDE VISITORS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION AND ITS HISTORY, ARE STATIONED IN THE GALLERIES AND AVAILABLE TO ALL VISITORS. THE FOUNDATION OFFERS A VARIETY OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES AND IS COMMITTED TO WELCOMING COMMUNITIES FROM ACROSS PHILADELPHIA. THIS YEAR, WE CONTINUED TO WORK WITH KEY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND FORGED NEW COLLABORATIONS TO HELP US EXPAND OUR REACH AND MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS WITH PHILADELPHIA'S DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS AND BEYOND. THE BARNES HOSTS SEVERAL RECURRING AND SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, SUCH AS THE MONTHLY FIRST FRIDAY ENTERTAINMENT EVENINGS AND PECO FREE FIRST SUNDAY FAMILY DAY, WHICH OFFERS FREE ACCESS TO THE BARNES COLLECTION AND EXHIBITIONS WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH A VARIETY OF CROSS-CULTURAL PROGRAMMING AND ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES. THE BARNES' ARTIST BASH IS HELD THREE TIMES A YEAR, AND ENCOURAGES ATTENDEES TO MEET THE MUSICIANS, DANCERS, DESIGNERS, PERFORMERS, AND POETS WHO ARE PRESENT. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT IS A SOCIAL EVENT FOR YOUNG ART AFICIONADOS AND APPRECIATORS, HELD THREE TIMES A YEAR AND ATTRACTING APPROXIMATELY 600 GUESTS EACH EVENT. IN JULY 2019, THE BARNES HOSTED A BARNES ON THE BLOCK, A FREE PARTY TO CONNECT AND ENLIVEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IN OCTOBER, THE BARNES HOSTED BARNES JAWN(T)S, IMPROVISED AFTER-HOURS TOURS OF THE COLLECTION THAT GIVE THE SPOTLIGHT TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF COMMUNITY LEADERS, ARTISTS, AND COMIC-BOOK NERDS-ALL EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS. THE BARNES CONTINUED ITS TAKEOVER SERIES, LAUNCHED IN 2018, WHICH INVITES LOCAL ARTISTS TO SHARE THEIR UNIQUE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE BARNES COLLECTION. NOW IN ITS THIRD YEAR, THE BARNES CONTINUED COLLABORATION WITH PUENTES DE SALUD, OFFERING PUENTES A LAS ARTES (BRIDGES TO THE ARTS), AN ARTS-BASED BILITERACY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO SERVE PRE-K ELL/ESL LEARNERS FROM SOUTH PHILADELPHIA'S RAPIDLY GROWING LATINX IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY AND THEIR FAMILIES. OVER ITS TWO-YEAR PILOT PHASE, THE PROGRAM SERVED 79 FAMILIES. EARLY LEARNERS GAINED 168 HOURS OF ARTS AND LITERACY INSTRUCTION AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES, PLUS BARNES FIRST SUNDAY FAMILY DAY VISITS. IN 2019 THE BARNES CONTINUED BARNES @ LOLA 38, A COLLABORATION WITH THE PEOPLE'S EMERGENCY CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, TO FOSTER NEW CULTURAL PATHWAYS AND ACCESS TO THE ARTS FOR COMMUNITIES IN WEST PHILADELPHIA. IT OFFERS MONTHLY PROGRAMS FOR THE COMMUNITY, WITH ART-MAKING WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES FOR FAMILIES, TEENS, AND ADULTS. THIS INITIATIVE PROVIDES WEST PHILADELPHIA PARTICIPANTS WITH FREE-ADMISSION COMMUNITY PASSES AS WELL AS FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO THE BARNES'S MONTHLY PECO FREE FIRST SUNDAY FAMILY DAY. IN THE PROGRAM'S FIRST TEN MONTHS, 724 PARTICIPANTS-RANGING IN AGE FROM 6 MONTHS TO 83 YEARS-FROM NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND LOWER LANCASTER AVENUE ATTENDED 37 EVENTS. OUR SECOND YEAR OF SUMMER IMAGINARIUMS SERVED 210 CHILDREN, NEARLY DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS REACHED DURING THE PROGRAM'S INAUGURAL YEAR. THESE SUMMER-CAMP PROGRAMS, OFFERED AT FIVE PHILADELPHIA PARKS & RECREATION CENTERS, CONNECT YOUNG PEOPLE (AGES 6 TO 13) WITH THE BARNES'S CULTURAL AND CREATIVE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. LED BY BARNES EDUCATORS AND THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM, STUDENTS TOOK PART IN ARTS LEARNING THAT LINKS CRITICAL THINKING, IMAGINATION, AND LITERACY. IN 2019, TWO SITES FUNDED TRANSPORTATION TO THE BARNES, SUPPORTING 70 YOUTH AND CHAPERONES TO TOUR THE COLLECTION. TO FOSTER SUSTAINED CULTURAL ACCESS BEYOND FIRST-TIME ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES, THE BARNES OFFERS THE ART FOR ALL COMMUNITY PASS TO LOW-INCOME AND UNDERSERVED AUDIENCES. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES PASSHOLDERS AND UP TO THREE GUESTS WITH A YEAR OF FREE ADMISSION AS WELL AS DISCOUNTS AT THE BARNES SHOP AND CAFES. IN 2019, THE BARNES ISSUED MORE THAN 2,000 ART FOR ALL COMMUNITY PASSES.THE BARNES DEVELOPED A PROGRAM UTILIZING VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) HEADSETS TO RE-CREATE THE BARNES'S GALLERIES, ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO VIRTUALLY EXPLORE THE COLLECTION. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA, THE BARNES LAUNCHED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE PHILADELPHIANS IN AREAS WHERE ACCESS TO THE BARNES MAY POSE GEOGRAPHIC HURDLES. IN 2019, THE PROGRAM EXPANDED TO 63 NEIGHBORHOOD SITES, INCLUDING SENIOR CENTERS, PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS, AND SELECT K-12 SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT PHILADELPHIA, AS WELL AS BARNES COMMUNITY PARTNERS. THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, THE BARNES ENGAGED 1,806 COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THE BARNES IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INCARCERATED, ON PROBATION, OR ON WORK RELEASE TO RECONNECT WITH SOCIETY IN PRODUCTIVE WAYS THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, SKILL-BUILDING, AND COLLABORATIVE MURAL PROJECTS. IN 2019, THE BARNES PARTNERED WITH THE MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA AND BAKER INDUSTRIES, WHOSE PROGRAMS BOAST REMARKABLE TRACK RECORDS IN REDUCING RECIDIVISM AND SECURING EMPLOYMENT POST-PROGRAM. FROM JULY 11 THROUGH AUGUST 8, 2019, THE BARNES HOSTED BREAKING BARRIERS: ART AS SOCIAL JUSTICE, AN EXHIBITION OF COLLABORATIVE WORKS CREATED BY 12 EMERGING ARTISTS FROM THE GUILD, MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA'S PAID APPRENTICE PROGRAM FOR FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS AND YOUNG ADULTS ON PROBATION, AND 11 ARTISTS FROM SCI: PHOENIX, SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA'S MAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON. GUILD MEMBERS STUDIED WORKS IN THE BARNES GALLERIES AND TOOK PRINTMAKING CLASSES AT THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, WHILE INMATES AT SCI: PHOENIX LEARNED ABOUT THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF PAPERMAKING TECHNOLOGY. THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT, PARTICIPANTS EXCHANGED IMAGES AND LETTERS FOR INSPIRATION, CREATING A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS. THE RESULTING WORKS IN BREAKING BARRIERS WERE TRULY COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS.PROGRAM EXPENSES FOR VISITATION INCLUDES A PRO-RATA SHARE OF DEPRECIATION AND OTHER FACILITY COSTS FOR ALL LOCATIONS.


THE BARNES-DE MAZIA EDUCATION PROGRAM BUILDS ON DR. ALBERT BARNES'S GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH TO TEACHING VISUAL LITERACY AND THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPED BY DR. BARNES, VIOLETTE DE MAZIA, AND JOHN DEWEY, WHICH EMPHASIZES THE FORMAL ANALYSIS OF ART AND REFLECTS PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION PHILOSOPHIES OF THE 1920S. THIS PIONEERING EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WAS EXPANDED IN 2016 TO INCLUDE NEW COURSE OFFERINGS THAT COMPLEMENT THE BARNES METHOD AND HIGHLIGHT OTHER INTERPRETIVE APPROACHES. ENROLLMENT IN ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES CONTINUED TO GROW DURING 2019, AS DID THE VARIETY OF COURSE OFFERINGS. THE PROGRAM EXPERIENCED THE HIGHEST ENROLLMENT YET, WITH MORE THAN 1,200 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN 54 CLASSES, INCLUDING TRADITIONAL COLLECTION FOCUSED COURSES AND THOSE RELATING TO SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS. THE BARNES ALSO GRANTED 120 NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS WHO OTHERWISE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.IN FALL 2019, THE BARNES LAUNCHED THE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT (READ) PRAXIS, A NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM THAT USES THE BARNES COLLECTION TO HELP COMPANIES IMPROVE AND EMPOWER TEAMS, TRAIN EMPLOYEES, AND INSPIRE CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE. THE READ PRAXIS OFFERS A WAY TO ENGAGE NEW AUDIENCES AND TO ENSURE THAT OUR FOUNDER'S TEACHINGS REMAIN RELEVANT IN THE MODERN WORLD. THE BARNES OFFERED A SERIES OF PUBLIC LECTURES IN 2019 ON TOPICS RELATED TO THE COLLECTION AND SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS. THE BARNES ALSO PRESENTED TWO PUBLIC SYMPOSIA. IN MARCH, THE 24TH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM DREW SPEAKERS AND FACULTY FROM NINE AREA UNIVERSITIES.IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA, THE FOUNDATION HAS DEVELOPED GRADE-SPECIFIC OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT COMBINE IN-CLASS LEARNING WITH A STRUCTURED TOUR OF THE FOUNDATION'S ART COLLECTIONS. LED BY BARNES EDUCATORS, THESE PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO DEVELOP STUDENT'S ART APPRECIATION AND REINFORCE READING COMPREHENSION, MATH SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENCE, HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES, DEPENDING ON THE GRADE LEVEL. THESE PROGRAMS SERVED APPROXIMATELY 12,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN IN 2019. IN 2019, THE BARNES FULLY LAUNCHED A STEAM-BASED ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM-A SERIES OF COURSES FOR EDUCATORS INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO CONNECT MATH, SCIENCE, AND ART IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. THE FIRST COURSE, MATH IN ART, COMPRISES SIX MODULES THAT USE VIDEO TO HELP TEACHERS PRACTICE USING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ART TO TEACH MATH CONCEPTS. TEACHERS ARE INTRODUCED TO THE BARNES METHOD OF ANALYZING ART AND LEARN STRATEGIES FOR FACILITATING INQUIRY-BASED DISCUSSION. SO FAR, 46 TEACHERS HAVE COMPLETED THE MATH IN ART COURSE. THE BARNES ALSO HOSTED ITS ANNUAL ART OF MATH CHALLENGE, A CONTEST THAT ASKS STUDENTS TO CREATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS BASED ON PAINTINGS IN THE BARNES COLLECTION AND EXPLAIN THE MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES THAT INFORMED THEIR DESIGN CHOICES. IN 2019, 269 STUDENTS AND 35 TEACHERS FROM 31 SCHOOLS FROM PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM.THE BARNES WELCOMES STUDENTS FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL FOR EDUCATIONAL TOURS OF THE COLLECTION AND EXHIBITIONS. THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TAILORS THE TOUR EXPERIENCE FOR EACH VISIT, DEPENDING ON THE CLASSROOM TEACHER'S STATED GOALS. APPROXIMATELY 4,300 STUDENTS VISITED THE BARNES THIS YEAR FOR SINGLE-VISIT THEMED TOURS OF THE COLLECTION. IN 2019, THE BARNES CONTINUED ITS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY. THE LONG-RUNNING HORTICULTURE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED IN 1940 BY LAURA BARNES CONTINUES, AND SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY IS EXPLORING A NEW HORTICULTURE MINOR AS WELL AS ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR SELECT COURSES.THE FOUNDATION HAS A LARGE LIVING COLLECTION, WHICH IS MAINTAINED IN ITS 12 ACRE ARBORETUM. THE LIVING COLLECTION CONTAINS OVER 2,500 TAXA OF WOODY PLANTS AND PERENNIALS. IN ADDITION, THE FOUNDATION HAS AN HERBARIUM WHICH INCLUDES OVER 10,000 PRESERVED PLANT SPECIMENS. THE FOUNDATION'S LIVING COLLECTION INCLUDES OVER 38 "STATE CHAMPION" TREES. THE BARNES ARBORETUM IS HOME FOR A NATIONAL DISPLAY GARDEN OF HOSTA, THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF HARDY ORNAMENTAL FERNS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES, AND A DISPLAY GARDEN OF MEDICINAL PLANTS UNIQUE IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY REGION. PROGRAM EXPENSES FOR EDUCATION INCLUDES A PRO-RATA SHARE OF DEPRECIATION AND OTHER FACILITY COSTS.


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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$648,590
Related organizations$0
Government grants $81,575
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$13,537,997
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $43,150
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$14,268,162
Total Program Service Revenue$6,439,435
Investment income $1,768,251
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $1,354,429
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$175,116
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $704,412
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $24,564,152

Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 23 grants that Barnes Foundation has recieved totaling $579,962.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
William B Dietrich Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

PURPOSE: SECOND CENTURY CAMPAIGN

$200,000
William B Dietrich Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

PURPOSE: SECOND CENTURY CAMPAIGN

$200,000
$50,000
Victory Fdn

Bryn Mawr, PA

PURPOSE: EXHIBITION FUND GRANT

$25,000
The Julian A And Lois G Brodsky Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

PURPOSE: TO HELP FUND THE OPERATING BUDGETS OF THE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.

$25,000
D M Dilella Family Foundation Inc

Gladwyne, PA

PURPOSE: GRANT TO ANOTHER 501(C)(3) ORG

$25,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$72,037,281
Earnings$13,679,829
Net Contributions$10,587,944
Other Expense$3,522,533
Ending Balance$92,782,521

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