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Postponed, new date TBA


Camille Pissarro. Garden in Full Sunlight (detail), 1876. BF324. Public Domain.

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

This class is postponed. New dates will be announced as soon as possible. Email the Education Department to be alerted about new dates and registration.

Pissarro, Modigliani, Soutine, and Pascin were not only important impressionist and post-impressionist artists but also Jewish artists. How did their faith influence their outlook and their art? This class explores the lives and work of four foreign-born French artists who had a profound effect on their century and our own.

Each week, the main lecture is followed by a 30-minute discussion session that allows students the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas with the instructor and classmates.


Marshall Portnoy

Portnoy is cantor emeritus of Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, PA. He began studying art at the Barnes in 1995 and has served as a docent since 2012. At the Barnes, he has concentrated on Jewish art, Dr. Barnes and music, and on the study of Dr. Barnes’s acquisition of real estate on Latch’s Lane. A Yale graduate, he holds advanced degrees in sacred music and general musicology.