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The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program
Art in Context / Understanding Materials and Techniques / The Barnes Method

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program

Ongoing

This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.

Horticulture Certificate Program
Horticulture

Horticulture Certificate Program

Ongoing

Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.

Online Class: The Intensive Practice of Meditation and Close Looking
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: The Intensive Practice of Meditation and Close Looking

Wednesdays, June 3 – 24, 10am – 11:30am*

This course bolsters mindfulness through close-looking and deep concentration on works of art.

Online Class: <br>Post-Impressionism in the Barnes Collection
Art in Context / Online

Online Class:
Post-Impressionism in the Barnes Collection

Wednesdays, June 3 – 24, 1 – 3pm*

Survey key post-impressionist paintings by Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne, and more to explore the divergent directions of the Parisian avant-garde in the late 19th century.

Online Class: American Art in the Barnes Collection
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: American Art in the Barnes Collection

Thursdays, June 4 – 25, 1 – 3pm*

Get acquainted with Pippin, Demuth, Glackens, and more in the context of the collection as well as the broader scope of 20th-century American art.

Online Class: Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome

Fridays, June 5 – 26, 1 – 3pm*

With Dr. Barnes’s collection of antiquities as a starting point, this course explores the major artistic and architectural moments of the Roman Empire.

Online Class: 3-D/4-D: Sculpture 1850 to the Present
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: 3-D/4-D: Sculpture 1850 to the Present

Mondays, June 8 – 29, 1 – 2:30pm*

Explore the intersections between traditional sculpture and contemporary performance, video, and conceptual art.

Online Class: Matisse and His Palette of Objects
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Matisse and His Palette of Objects

Tuesdays, June 9 – 30, 1 – 2:30pm*

Curator Ellen McBreen brings to light the deeply personal objects that so often found their way into Matisse’s paintings.

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles
The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Tuesday, July 7, 10am – 4pm

Learn to better understand why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way in this one-day workshop.

Understanding Color in Painting
Understanding Materials and Techniques

Understanding Color in Painting

Tuesday, July 14, 10am – 4pm

Explore the history of color in painting through demonstrations and close looking at works in the galleries.

Art History is a Gated Community: How to Open the Discipline to Elijah Pierce and His Peers
Art in Context

Art History is a Gated Community: How to Open the Discipline to Elijah Pierce and His Peers

Tuesday, August 4, 10am – 4pm

How can art historians, museums, collectors, and critics include artists like Pierce in a fuller and more expansive story of American art?

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine
Art in Context

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Monday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 12
10am – 4pm

In this three-day workshop, investigate the intersecting lives and contributions of these three key modern painters.

The Painted Garden
The Barnes Method

The Painted Garden

Postponed

Explore the visual vocabulary shared by painters and garden designers.

Old Masters at the Barnes Foundation
Art in Context

Old Masters at the Barnes Foundation

Postponed

A close look at the old masters in the collection and an introduction to earlier painting traditions more broadly.

Painting Time: Monet and the Pace of Modernity
Art in Context

Painting Time: Monet and the Pace of Modernity

Postponed

Is it possible to paint time? Join us for an investigation into how Monet articulated a new cultural understanding of time in some of his key landscapes.