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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?

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program
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.

Online Class: Garden of Earthly Delights: Art and Nature
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Garden of Earthly Delights: Art and Nature

Mondays, July 6–27, 1 – 2:30pm*

Discover roles nature has played in the history of art, from subject and symbol to medium and concept.

Online Class: Impressionism: Rebellion & Rivalry
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Impressionism: Rebellion & Rivalry

Tuesdays, July 7–28, 1 – 2:30pm*
(includes discussion session on Wednesdays)

Explore how the impressionists overturned the rules for painting laid out by the French academy and how the style was received by their contemporaries.

Online Class: Medieval Art in the Barnes Collection
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Medieval Art in the Barnes Collection

Thursdays, July 9–30, 1 – 2:30pm*

Study some of the under-explored treasures of the collection, including paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.

Online Class: Decadence Through the Ages
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Decadence Through the Ages

Thursdays, August 6–27, 1 – 2:30pm*

In this team-taught course, we trace the visual representations of spectacles of excess throughout art history.