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We're now offering a greater number of art classes, at a lower cost. We also have need-based scholarships to help make art accessible for everyone.

Fall Scholarships Closed

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?

Art in Context

Women Artists through the Lens of History

Tuesdays, September 12 – December 19, 11am – 1pm
Why are women artists underrepresented in museum collections? Learn how the socioeconomic conditions of the times suppressed the creativity of talented women.
Art in Context

Les Artistes et leurs musées sur la Côte d’Azur*

Tuesdays, September 12 – October 10, 11am – 1pm
Ce cours examine la vie et le travail des grands artistes du XXe siècle—Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir—dont les noms sont associés à l'art du Riviera. *Taught in French.
Art in Context

Matisse: In Color and Light

Tuesdays, September 12 – December 19, 6 – 9pm
This class studies Matisse’s extraordinary life, which followed a trajectory from darkness into light and color.
Art in Context

Early 20th-Century Art and Music

Mondays, October 23 – November 13, 6 – 8pm
Taught by an art historian and two classically trained musicians, this course analyzes the relationships between early modern painting and music.
Art in Context

Impressionism at the Barnes

Mondays, November 20 – December 11, 6 – 8pm
This course will survey the movement’s stylistic innovations and major proponents through the unparalleled lens of Dr. Barnes's collection.
Art in Context

Kiefer in Context

Mondays, November 20 – December 11, 6 – 8pm
Animated by pieces in the Kiefer Rodin exhibition, this seminar will equip participants to engage Kiefer’s work in all its complexity.
Art in Context

The Art of Sculpture

Tuesdays, November 21 – December 12, 2 – 4pm
Through the Kiefer Rodin exhibition, which presents one artistic titan’s homage to an earlier one, we explore an art form that appears throughout the Barnes collection.