Programs: Calendar

Learning to See

Learning to See

Instructor: Deborah Krupp, PhD
Learn how to look at paintings and sculptures and explore questions of medium and the nature of art in this workshop appropriate for the seasoned art enthusiast as well as the novice. Takes place at Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, PA, with a final visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Thursdays, October 8–November 12 (6 classes)
10:30 am–12:30 pm Abington Art Center $125

Register at abingtonartcenter.org or call 215.887.4882.

Paul Cézanne Toward Mont Sainte-Victoire 1878–1879 Oil on canvas18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in. (46 x 55 cm)BF300

Lessons from the Masters, part 1

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
As Albert Barnes built his collection, he witnessed the rapid evolution of modern art. Beginning with an examination of early modernism in Cézanne’s Toward Mont Sainte-Victoire, students in this workshop are guided on a unique exploration of the Barnes collection. Michael Rossman offers an artist’s perspective on the relationships between modern styles and on the formal connections between works by diverse artists in the Barnes ensembles.

Mondays, October 12–November 2 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Becoming Picasso

Becoming Picasso: From the Academy to Modernism

Instructor: Al Gury, MFA, chair of painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Like many early modern painters, Picasso was deeply influenced by his artistic formation in the academic tradition. This workshop is an artist-led discussion of Picasso’s development as a modernist painter, examining his academic training and the forces influencing his generation of artists. Lectures and gallery discussions illuminate Picasso’s techniques and personal life, as well as the world of early modernist painters in the 20th century.

Tuesdays, October 13–November 3 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Paul Cezanne (French, 1839–1906) Toward Mont Sainte-Victoire (Vers la Montagne Sainte-Victoire) 1878–1879 Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.

A Look at Cezanne

Instructor: David Nolan
Few artists of the late 19th century continue to engage modern audiences as profoundly as does Paul Cezanne. More than one hundred years after his death in 1905 Cezanne’s works remain fresh and surprising. This four session class will closely explore Cezanne’s artwork, his relationship to the traditions of art, and his influence on the development of modern art. Three classroom sessions will be complimented by a guided tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 18, 2015 at 10 am.





 

 

10/7/15 – 10/21/15 (4 sessions, 3 at Hershey’s Mill plus Philadelphia Museum of Art visit)
6:30-8:30 pm Hershey’s Mill, West Chester $100

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Appreciating Impressionism Objectively

Instructor: Marilyn Bauman
Dr. Barnes wrote in The Art in Painting:  “the movement known as impressionism was more deeply revolutionary than any preceding movement except the departure by Giotto from the traditions of the Middle Ages.” This four-session course will examine the work of impressionism’s originators, study their sources in the traditions, evaluate their methods and techniques, and review their legacy.  

10/29/15 – 11/19/15 (4 sessions)
1-3 pm Hershey’s Mill, West Chester $100

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Lessons from the Masters, part 2

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
The impact of a great work of art is often the result of many small, calculated gestures. Painters create masterpieces by juxtaposing harmonies of color, line, and other elements. Michael Rossman offers a contemporary artist’s insight into the manipulation of form to create dramatic artistic outcomes. Beginning with the unique use of colors in Van Gogh’s Postman, students explore the art of Matisse, Maurer, and others in the Barnes collection

Mondays, November 16–December 7 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Albert Barnes and African Art

Instructor: Christa Clarke, PhD, senior curator of Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum
In the 1920s, Albert Barnes assembled one of the nation’s earliest and most influential collections of African art. This workshop explores the development of the collection and its significance to the Foundation’s vision, as well as Barnes’s role in the Harlem Renaissance. Students gain a deeper understanding of the sculptural traditions at the core of the African art collection and their cultural context.

Tuesdays, November 17–December 8 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.