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Tuesdays, March 5 – March 26, 1 – 3pm


Vincent van Gogh. Still Life (detail), May 1888. BF928. Public Domain.

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

Flowers are everywhere in the Barnes collection: in ancient statuary, medieval and Renaissance devotional art, Native American pottery, experimental modernist paintings, and more. As spring approaches, explore the power of these flowers to enliven our minds and our senses. Learn about their aesthetics and symbolism, and how flower imagery reflects discoveries in botanical science.

Capacity: 25

Barnes classes will:

  • Increase your understanding of art-related concepts.
  • Increase the ways you think critically about art.
  • Improve your ability to communicate about art.
  • Deepen your appreciation for cultures and histories outside your own.

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Amy Gillette

Gillette is a research associate at the Barnes. She earned her PhD in art history from Temple University, specializing in late medieval art and architecture. Her publications address the music of angels in Gothic and Byzantine art and the formation of medieval collections in Philadelphia during the Gothic Revival movement.

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