Friends of the Barnes Museum

There is so much to do, learn, and explore at the Barnes. Our events and community initiatives are just the beginning.

Southington is the "city of progress" in part because of its extraordinary history. We support the Barnes, and you can too. Donate or Join today.

Established in 2014

We fundraise to conserve the grounds, the collection with the Barnes, as well as to educate and serve the community. The catalog of work that we’ve done is always growing, and it’s all thanks to our generous donors, members, and sponsors.

Become a Friend

Everyone is welcome to become a Friend. We offer a variety of membership options, and each includes a variety of benefits generously provided by the Barnes.  Don’t wait — become a friend today!


We are dedicated to increasing awareness about the Barnes Museum as a cultural and educational asset to the Town of Southington, fundraising to conserve the building, grounds, and collection, and to benefitting the community through volunteerism and kindness.