Programs: Calendar

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. Admission includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on final class date. Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum in Merion.

Thursdays, February 18–March 24 (6 classes)
10 am–noon Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA $250; members $225

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Picasso's Wars

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski, PhD

Picasso’s declaration that “painting is not done to decorate apartments [. . .] it is an instrument of war” is at the core of this workshop, which explores the darker themes in his art. Picasso, perpetually haunted by death throughout his career, carefully investigated the desperation of the human condition, which he expressed in scenes of war and depictions of death, suffering, and decay.

Image: Pablo Picasso. Group of Catalans in Montmartre: Pichot, Mañach, Casagema, Brossa, Picasso, and Gener, 1900. BF2049. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

 

 

Mondays, March 14–April 11 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Lessons Picasso Taught Us

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

Among Picasso’s many contributions to painting was the way he emphasized his skill with form, color, line, and shape while referencing places, people, and objects he encountered in daily life. This artist-led workshop examines Picasso’s major paintings in the Barnes collection and their innovations in form and content. This workshop also considers Picasso’s influence on the artists who followed in his wake.

Image: Pablo Picasso. Musical Instruments, 1915. BF560. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

 

 

 

Tuesdays, March 15–April 12 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.