Programs: Calendar

Creating the Artful Experience

Creating the Artful Experience: The Curatorial Secrets of Albert Barnes

Christine Stoughton, PhD

The principles of making art are just as vital to the presentation of art and the setup of your home and work environments. Learn how to successfully curate the world around you by employing balance, visual rhythm, unity with variety, composition, and color combinations to produce compelling and cohesive visual experiences. The first session is at the Barnes Foundation, where we study examples of the wall ensembles as a starting point for our exploration of how to live with art. Subsequent sessions, at the Main Line Art Center, prompt students to use these creative ideas in their own art and in the display of their personal collections. Hands-on activities reinforce the principles discussed.

Main Line Art Center


Thursdays, April 20–May 11 (4 classes)
2–4 pm The Barnes Foundation and the Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford, PA 19041 $275; members $250

Register online or call 610.525.0272

Rousseau's Woman Walking in an Exotic Forest

The Painted Garden

Christine Stoughton, PhD

Explore the intersection of art and horticulture, discussing the way painters interpret landscapes in terms of color while learning how to look at gardens with a painter’s eye. Classes take place in the Barnes Collection Gallery in Philadelphia, with visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Chanticleer Garden. 

Tuesdays, May 16–June 6 (4 classes)
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $250; members $225

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.