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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 how the extraordinary metalwork in the Barnes collection was created and used, and see how it is preserved today.
This one-day workshop looks at modern artists and architects who have pushed the limits of traditional painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Look closely at Seurat’s innovative technique, his engagement with optical theory, and his dialogue with the history of art.
Explore how the creative choices made by artists communicate their vision and affect the viewer’s experience.
What makes art “contemporary”? How do we decide what’s “good” in the art of our time? The answers to these questions are complex—much like contemporary art itself.
Using examples from the collection, we will explore the art and objects that mattered to Matisse at the different phases of his career in this one-day workshop.
Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, one of the greatest—and most mythologized—painters of the modern era.
This course explores how Chinese artists have expressed rhythm in sculpture, painting, calligraphy, and ceramics.
These four painters were central to the avant-garde scene in early 20th-century Paris. How did their faith influence their outlook and their artwork?
Inspired by our fall exhibition, this class explores the dynamic intersection of race, identity, and sexual politics in the work of several influential black artists featured in the show.
Learn the traditional meanings and uses of the African sculpture collected by Dr. Barnes while considering the impact of colonialism and imperialism.
Find out how Giotto and Cézanne opened up new ways of thinking about three-dimensional space in art.
What was it about Cézanne’s work that inspired early modernists like Monet and Bonnard and continues to influence painters today?
Learn about Pissarro’s relationships with his contemporaries and his central role in the development of modern art.
This class takes an in-depth look at the major artistic and architectural moments of the ancient world.