Let’s Connect: Community

How does it work?

You are invited to join our community and participate in Let’s Connect


Register online and visit the Barnes when the Let’s Connect exhibition is on view, May 21 through June 4, 2018. We’re open 11am – 5pm Wednesday through Monday. Your visit is FREE.

Speak with our staff when you enter; we’ll sign you in, give you free entry, and hand you a ballot. You’ll be asked to view the Let’s Connect exhibition, make your selections, and return your ballot to staff.


Your votes will help determine which four artists will win a residency at the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes. Your votes will be weighted equally with the curator selections, so the artists chosen are representative of both groups equally.

Your visit to the Barnes to select artists is free, but you must register in advance. Drop-in visits only; you cannot book tickets in advance, and there may be a wait to enter the exhibition during peak times. One free visit and one ballot per registered individual.

The Let's Connect exhibition is now over and the winning artists have been announced on the homepage.


Let’s Connect is a project of the Barnes Foundation in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Artist Open Call: March 19–April 30, 2018

Exhibition: May 21–June 4, 2018

Artist Announcement: June 14, 2018

Artist Residencies: July 1, 2018–September 30, 2019

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