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Dr. Barnes

Understanding World Art Series: Albert Barnes in the Company of Collectors

Instructor: Blake Bradford, Bernard C. Watson Director of Education, Barnes Foundation
After 90 years, the Barnes Foundation’s collection continues to be a singular experience. Albert Barnes was not alone, however, in amassing an excellent art collection or in engaging modernism. Explore Barnes’s accomplishments alongside those of Katherine Dreier, Claribel and Etta Cone, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Duncan Phillips, and other peers. This course offers a timeline for what was being collected by Barnes’s contemporaries, both individual and institutional. Students also consider the artists and works that were not chosen. 

Tuesdays, November 19–December 10, (four classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or by calling 215.278.7300.

  • Workshop
  • Art Education
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