The facade of The Barnes Foundation building.
Community Impact

Expanding Access to World-Class Art and Culture

Expanding Access to World-Class Art and Culture

In 2011, Comcast was on the front line of a momentous announcement that the Barnes Foundation’s world-famous art collection would relocate to Philadelphia’s “magic museum mile.”

In 2012, the Barnes Foundation moved its art collection to Philadelphia’s "magic museum mile," and Comcast was proud to support the building of its new home. The impressionist and modernist collection is widely recognized as one of the world’s most significant, featuring masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse. In its move from the Philadelphia suburbs, the Barnes collection joins the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Rodin Museum and the Franklin Institute on the city’s centrally located Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Comcast’s support of the new building and of the Barnes Foundation’s continuing art education programs reflects our commitment to Philadelphia and the region as one of the nation’s premier hubs of arts and culture. The increased public accessibility to the collection will inspire the city, its residents and visitors.