The Barnes Art Ball, Dressing For Art and Fundraising

Guests roam the gallery of the new exhibit “30 Americans ” which runs 10/27 – 1/12/20. Paintings, sculpture, and photography by influential contemporary African American artists at the 2019 Barnes Art Ball on October 25, 2019.

One of the most exquisite gala’s to attend in Philadelphia is the Barnes Art Ball held every fall. The Barnes Foundation honored the trendsetters of yesterday and today at the 2019 Barnes Art Ball, Friday, Oct. 25 at the Barnes. They celebrated Henri Matisse’s 150th birthday and previewed the contemporary art exhibition “30 Americans.” The preview included paintings, sculptures, and photography by influential contemporary Africans American artists

Allan Greaves, Kathleen Green, Natalie Wiltshire and Larry Wiltshire

Dress to impress was cocktail chic with an artistic flair for the $500 ticketed gala, which is the major fundraiser for the museum.

Britnay Webb, Rebecca Segall and Greg Segall

Philanthropists and art supporters in attendance included: John J. Aglialoro, Cathy Hughes, Aileen K. Roberts, Brenda A. Thompson, PhD, Anne F. Hamilton, Alexandra Bauer Crouch, Martha Cyphers, Marianne Dean, Kristin Detterline, Lynne K. Honickman, Mariska Bogle, Rachel Luber Cevera, Ellen Churchill, John McFadden, Samuel R. Kapp, as well as many more people who sustain the arts. Thank you to Jane Korman, who was on the committee and assisted so much before her untimely death. She will be missed. She was always so kind to me as well.

Terra Mone’, Ellen Churchill, Nancy Amoroso and Lisa Blanc
Hon. Bruce Kauffman and Carol Kauffman
Marcia Dix, Valerie Gay and Maria Wing

The Barnes is open through the holidays except Christmas and New Year’s Day. Then on 1/5/20 it’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! See our collection, join us for family activities, and catch the final days of 30 Americans.