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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes, a leader in art education for nearly 100 years. We offer a full array of online classes, with new courses curated monthly. Need-based scholarships available. 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?

Online Class: Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt

Mondays, May 3–24, 1 – 3:10pm

During the golden age of the Dutch Republic artists like Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer defined the rich visual culture of the 17th century.

Online Class: Manet and Modern Paris
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Manet and Modern Paris

Tuesdays, May 4–25, 5 – 7:10pm

This class will place Édouard Manet’s influential paintings within the context of modern Paris, the French Empire, and the city’s increasingly global reputation.

Online Class: A Jewish Perspective: Pissarro, Modigliani, Soutine & Pascin
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: A Jewish Perspective: Pissarro, Modigliani, Soutine & Pascin

Postponed, new date TBA

These four painters were central to the avant-garde scene in early 20th-century Paris. How did their faith influence their outlook and their artwork?

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

Online Class: Soutine in the Barnes Collection

Thursdays, June 3–24, 2 – 4:10pm

Examine the work of Lithuanian modernist Chaïm Soutine while considering his influence on the abstract expressionist movement.

Online Class: Impressionism and Japonisme
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Impressionism and Japonisme

Mondays, June 7–28, 1 – 3:10pm

See the extraordinary impact Japanese art and design had on French visual culture—impressionist painting in particular.

Online Class: When the Camera Was New: 19th-Century Photography
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: When the Camera Was New: 19th-Century Photography

Tuesdays, June 8–29, 2 – 4:10pm

Focus on the technological innovations of some of the first photographers and delve into early debates around the purpose and potential of the new medium.

Online Class: Ride or Die: The Black Cowboy and Urban Rider in Contemporary Art
Art in Context / Online

Online Class: Ride or Die: The Black Cowboy and Urban Rider in Contemporary Art

Wednesdays, June 9–30, 6 – 8:10pm

Rediscover the timeless archetypes of the Cowboy and the Equestrian through the lens of the African diaspora and contemporary art.