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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes, a leader in art education for 100 years. Our classes take place online and on-site, with new courses on a diverse array of topics curated monthly. Barnes members receive a 10% discount. Online classes make great gifts.

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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?

Visual Cultures of Latin America, 15th–19th Centuries
Online / Art in Context

Visual Cultures of Latin America, 15th–19th Centuries

Thursdays, October 6 – November 3, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: David Kim

The School of Paris
Online / Art in Context

The School of Paris

Mondays, October 10 – October 31, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Joseph Tokumasu Field

Imagining Hell, from Giotto to Grosz
Online / Art in Context

Imagining Hell, from Giotto to Grosz

Mondays, October 10 – October 31, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Sheila Barker

Chinese Art in the Barnes Collection
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Chinese Art in the Barnes Collection

Tuesdays, October 11 – November 1, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Xiuqin Zhou

Art and the Brain: Your Brain on Art
Online / Art in Context

Art and the Brain: Your Brain on Art

Tuesdays, October 11 – November 1, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Karen A. Baskerville

Modigliani: A Life
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Modigliani: A Life

Wednesdays, October 12 – November 2, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski

European Painting and the Arts of Africa, 1900–1918
Online / Art in Context

European Painting and the Arts of Africa, 1900–1918

Wednesdays, October 12 – November 2, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Naina Saligram

German Expressionism: Revolution and Resistance
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

German Expressionism: Revolution and Resistance

Tuesdays, November 1 – November 22, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Ty Vanover

Sacred Spaces: Objects of Devotion in the Barnes Collection
On-Site / Art in Context

Sacred Spaces: Objects of Devotion in the Barnes Collection

Tuesdays, November 8 – November 29, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Amy Gillette

Botticelli and Renaissance Florence
Online / Art in Context

Botticelli and Renaissance Florence

Wednesdays, November 9 – December 7, 1 – 2:30pm

Instructors: Rachel McGarry, Cecilia Frosinini, Tom Henry, Roberta Bartoli, Rebekah Compton

Seurat: Pointillism or the New Impressionism
Online / Art in Context

Seurat: Pointillism or the New Impressionism

Wednesdays, November 9 – December 7, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Kedra Kearis

Exhibition Class: <i>Modigliani Up Close</i>
Online / Art in Context

Exhibition Class: Modigliani Up Close

Thursdays, November 10 – December 8, 1 – 3pm

Instructors: Nancy Ireson, Barbara Buckley, Simonetta Fraquelli, Matthew Gale, Annette King, Margaret Little, Marie-Amélie Senot

Hearing Painting, Seeing Music
Online / Art in Context

Hearing Painting, Seeing Music

Thursdays, November 10 – December 8, 6 – 8pm

Instructors: Hannah Chan-Hartley, Corrinne Chong

Matisse: The 1930s and Beyond
Online / Art in Context

Matisse: The 1930s and Beyond

Fridays, November 11 – December 9, 12 – 2pm

Instructors: Camran Mani, Ellen McBreen