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Art in Context / Understanding Materials and Techniques / The Barnes Method

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program


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


Horticulture Certificate Program


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

Art in Context

Homegrown Concerns:
American Modernism c. 1900–1950

Tuesday, June 4, 10am – 4pm

This one-day workshop explores key artists from one of the most prolific moments in American history, including Alfred Stieglitz, Jacob Lawrence, and Edward Hopper.

The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Tuesday, June 18, 10am – 4pm

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

Understanding Materials and Techniques

The Living Still Life

Tuesday, July 9, 10am – 4pm

In this one-day workshop, learn how the once-humble still life became an important genre in contemporary art.

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Understanding Color in Painting

Tuesday, July 16, 10am – 4pm

Explore the history and use of color in paintings from the Barnes collection.

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Drawing with Scissors

Tuesday, August 6 – Wednesday, August 7, 10am – 4pm

Explore the unique cut-paper method developed by Henri Matisse and discover your inner artist with a hands-on lesson.

Art in Context

Bill Viola in Context

Saturday, August 17, 10am – 4pm

A look at the artist’s innovative contributions to video, sound, and installation art as well as the provocative themes that inspire his creations.