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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes! We’re now offering a full array of online classes, with new ones rolling out every month. Need-based scholarships are available.

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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?

Online Class: Picasso
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Picasso

Mondays, October 5–26, 1 – 2:30pm*

Immerse yourself in Picasso’s work, tracing key moments in his oeuvre and highlighting his impact on his contemporaries.

Online Class: How Art History is Flawed: Inverting the Center of 20th-Century Art
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: How Art History is Flawed: Inverting the Center of 20th-Century Art

Mondays, October 5–26, 6 – 7:30pm*

How can art historians, museums, collectors, and critics include artists like Elijah Pierce in a fuller and more expansive story of American art?

Online Class: Matisse: Painting in Nice and Beyond
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Matisse: Painting in Nice and Beyond

Tuesdays, October 6–27, 2 – 3:30pm*

An in-depth look at art Matisse made in the South of France, where he lived and worked from 1917 to his death in 1954.

Online Class: The Portrait: Renaissance to Modern
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: The Portrait: Renaissance to Modern

Wednesdays, October 7–28, 1 – 2:30pm*

This course traces the changing nature of portraits across art history, including new roles and artistic approaches.

Online Class: Reimagining Ancient Egypt: From Egyptomania to Pop Culture
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Reimagining Ancient Egypt: From Egyptomania to Pop Culture

Thursdays, October 8–29, 6 – 7:30pm*

Explore how Ancient Egypt has been reimagined in modern visual culture, from the Egyptomania of the early 1900s to today’s Hollywood depictions.

Online Class: Degas
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Degas

Fridays, October 9–30, 11am – 12:30pm*

This course takes you through Degas’s life and career, which produced some of the most beloved—and controversial—artworks of the late 19th century.