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This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.
Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.
Learn basic aesthetic principles and discover art’s communicative power by studying directly in the Barnes galleries.
Explore Matisse’s stunning use of color across major works from the collection.
All artists engage with earlier formal vocabularies in one way or another—even the modernists we often think of as turning tradition on its head.
Trace the evolution of one of the most famous urban planning projects in European history.
Join us for an intensive study of one of the greatest masterpieces in the Barnes collection. Learn why The Card Players is so important in the history of modern art and how it fits into Cézanne’s broader career.
Learn about how influential fashion designers blurred the traditional boundaries between commerce and fine art. Inspired by our Marie Cuttoli exhibition.
Explore major monuments of architecture, sculpture, and painting from ancient Egypt in this class taught by our new postdoctoral fellow.
Learn about impressionist color theories and techniques through in-class demonstrations and visits to the Barnes galleries.
In this one-day workshop, explore the complex history of the civil rights movement and Dr. Barnes’s role in championing black culture and integration.
Look closely at the influence of Native American art on Dr. Barnes and on modern art as a whole.
Delve into the life and work of one of the greatest—and most mythologized—painters of the modern era.
Archivist and historian Barbara Anne Beaucar shares the history of the Barnes through authentic archival documents—including a few newly discovered letters.
Get a better sense of why artists like Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol took the art world by storm in the decades after World War II.
Learn about the long and fascinating relationship between these two celebrated painters.
We live in a world saturated with images. Use the principles of the Barnes method to think critically about the images that surround us—in museums, on social media, and beyond.
Explore the complicated relationship between spiritual belief and artistic production. What does religious art tell us about the people who made it?
Examine key artists and intellectuals who fled Europe during the Second World War as well as the work of those who stayed behind.
In conjunction with our spring exhibition, survey the career of Marie Cuttoli, the pioneering entrepreneur who introduced leading modern artists to textiles and tapestry.
Explore the analogies between the visual and the textual. Learn about the various strategies used by painters and writers to create imagery.
Get a better understanding of why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way.
Trace the history of tapestry from its princely beginnings in the Middle Ages to its revival by modernist painters and patrons in the 20th century.
Learn about Dr. Barnes’s dialogue with several key figures of the Harlem Renaissance and how this dialogue impacted his approach to education.
A close look at the old masters in the collection and an introduction to earlier painting traditions more broadly.
Learn more about the methods of tapestry design and construction and create your own in the tradition of your favorite era.
Artists and activists from across the African diaspora are imagining new myths and radical visions into reality. Learn about them in this one-day workshop.
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.
Explore the visual vocabulary shared by painters and garden designers.
Inspired by our summer exhibition on Elijah Pierce, this workshop details the various modes of modern and contemporary sculpture.
Curator Ellen McBreen brings to light the deeply personal objects that so often found their way into Matisse’s paintings. What is the relationship between 2-D and 3-D in Matisse’s work?
A daylong immersion in close looking and meditation. Enjoy the quiet experience of looking at artwork, with Dr. Barnes’s concepts in mind.
Learn to better understand why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way in this one-day workshop.
Explore the history of color in painting through demonstrations and close looking at works in the galleries.
How can art historians, museums, collectors, and critics include artists like Pierce in a fuller and more expansive story of American art?
In this three-day workshop, investigate the intersecting lives and contributions of these three key modern painters.