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Mondays, April 9 – April 30, 6 – 8pm

Edgar Degas. Jockey on Horse (detail), c. 1866–72. BF637. Public Domain.

$200; members $180

4 classes

About the Class

Are drawings as important as paintings? This four-week course begins with a discussion of 19th- and early-20th-century drawings in the Barnes collection—works by Degas and Picasso that were often dismissed in their day as “feminine” and less worthy than paintings. We will then explore several contemporary artists, including Kara Walker, Heidi Bucher, and Nancy Shaver, who use the medium to make powerful social and political statements that pose a direct challenge to the notion of drawing as "feminine" and "weak."

Capacity: 18 students


Molly Walker, MA

Walker is an art instructor at the Barnes Foundation and an adjunct professor at Lincoln University.