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Learn to connect works of art to history. What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time the piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?

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.

Art in Context

The Battle Between Line and Color

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 1 – 3pm

Trace the long-running debate on the relationship between line and color through close looking at paintings in the Barnes collection.

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.

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.