Let’s Connect: Artists
What’s this about?
During the Let’s Connect open call, artists throughout Philadelphia were given free access to the Barnes and asked to select a work of art in the collection to use as a departure point for creating their own work for submission. The newly produced work could respond to the selected piece in a number of ways—by addressing its historical origins, by proposing a new visual relationship in the tradition of Dr. Barnes, or by critiquing the Barnes method altogether.
The work submitted by artists will be displayed at the Barnes so that the public and a team of curators can select which four artists should be invited for a residency on-site in the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes.
Artists selected will be invited to a three-month residency in the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes, provided a $1,000-per-month expense allowance, given come-and-go access to the Barnes, and asked to connect to the public by hosting open studio hours.
For your convenience, we’ve included a shortened list of the requirements for each phase of Let’s Connect, which you’ll find below. Please be sure to read the official rules for more detail and check the FAQ page for more information.
The Let's Connect exhibition is now over and the winning artists have been announced on the homepage.