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These courses connect works of art to history: What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time a piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?
Learn about the life and work of one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. Just in time for the major Johns retrospective at the PMA this fall.
This course explores the behind-the-scenes realities of the artist’s model across time, focusing especially on the class and gender dynamics of the 19th-century studio.
A special course team-taught by the authors of our much-anticipated new catalogue about the Cézannes in the Barnes collection. The book—and the class—are the culmination of years of research.
Along with goods, ancient trade routes led to an exchange of art and ideas. This course explores the visual cultures of empires that rose and fell along this storied network.
Explore the friendly rivalry between Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso—a relationship that helped shape the course of modern art.
This course explores Monet’s work and contributions to modernism in the 20th century and beyond.