Let’s Connect: News

Results Are In

June 14, 2018

The selected artists have been announced, along with the Directors' Highlight, and the names of the top 20 artists. Head over to the website homepage or read the announcement

Ballot Scanning

June 05, 2018

We did it! The Let's Connect exhibition is now over and more than 2000 ballots are now headed to Lancaster, PA to be scanned at a Scantron facility. Votes will be tabulated after the scanning and an announcement of the winning artists will be posted here on June 14. We'll also be emailing everyone who participated, so stay tuned.

Let's Connect Exhibition Is Open

May 21, 2018

The Let's Connect exhibition is now open! Register online and stop by the Barnes from May 21 through June 4, 2018. Your visit is free and we are open from 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Monday. We are also hosting extended hours on Sunday, June 3, when you'll find us open until 8pm for our Barnes on the Block event. 

Voter Registration Now Open

May 09, 2018

Our artist drop off went just great and 310 artists have submitted work for Let's Connect.  Barnes staff are now beginning the process of hanging the work. 


Voter registration is now open!  Registered voters may come to the Barnes May 21 through June 4, 2018 and your visit is FREE. 

Artist Registration Closed

May 01, 2018

The artist open call is now over and registration has closed. In total, 864 artists throughout Philly have registered for Let's Connect. If you are a registered artist, please check your email for submission and drop off instructions; this email went out on May 1. Voter registration will open on May 10.

Artist Information Session

March 29, 2018

During the Let’s Connect open call, information sessions are held to give artists details about the project as well as background on the Barnes method and the collection, and to help answer any questions. Our next sessions are coming up on Saturday, April 7 at 3pm and Saturday, April 21 at 1pm, but if you can't make one of these times we recorded the first one, so you can watch the video and get the same information.

Artist Wristbands Have Arrived

March 16, 2018

Artist wristbands have arrived!  When our open call begins on Monday, March 19, registered artists will check in with our staff and be given one of these wristbands. Wear the band every time you come in during the open call period because it gives you free access to the Barnes until the end of our call on April 30, 2018.  To date, 131 Philly artists have registered for Let's Connect!

Help us spread the word?

March 15, 2018

Flyers and postcards will be distributed throughout Philadelphia in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you'd like to help spread the word, here's a downloadable version of our open call poster. This can be printed on 8.5"x11" paper.

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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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