Skip to content Skip to footer

Take a Class

When you take a class with one of our expert instructors, you’ll not only increase your understanding of art-related concepts, you’ll also sharpen your critical-thinking skills and grow a deeper appreciation for cultures and histories outside of your own. Classes take place on-site and online and utilize innovative technology that allows you to get up close to art in ways you haven’t before.

Apply for Scholarship

Group Visits
event

Group Visits

Thursday, March 15 – Wednesday, January 31
Research Notes: <br>January 2019
event

Research Notes:
January 2019

Monday, April 30 – Monday, January 8
#SeeingtheBarnes: <br>Community Stories
event

#SeeingtheBarnes:
Community Stories

Monday, October 1 – Sunday, December 31
Research Notes: <br>May 2022
event

Research Notes:
May 2022

Tuesday, April 30 – Wednesday, March 1

New theories and recent discoveries from the Barnes Foundation's curators, scholars, conservators, and archivists.

Research Notes: <br>March 2022
event

Research Notes:
March 2022

Tuesday, April 30 – Monday, January 8

New theories and recent discoveries from the Barnes Foundation's curators, scholars, conservators, and archivists.

Research Notes: <br>December 2022
event

Research Notes:
December 2022

Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, June 30

New theories and recent discoveries from the Barnes’s curators, scholars, conservators, and archivists.

Research Notes: <br>July 2022
event

Research Notes:
July 2022

Tuesday, April 30 – Wednesday, March 1

New theories and recent discoveries from the Barnes Foundation's curators, scholars, conservators, and archivists.

READ Praxis
event

READ Praxis

A one-of-a-kind professional development program
Art Education Classes
On-Site / Online

Art Education Classes

New offerings every month

Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes with a full array of online and on-site classes.

The Barnes–de Mazia Certificate Program
Certificate Programs

The Barnes–de Mazia Certificate Program

Ongoing

This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes Method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.

Gift a Barnes Class
Special Offer / Online / On-Site

Gift a Barnes Class

Ongoing

Give the gift of lifelong learning with art history classes taught by Barnes experts.

Give the Gift of the Barnes: Tickets, Classes, and More
Special Offer

Give the Gift of the Barnes: Tickets, Classes, and More

Friday, December 18 – Monday, January 8

Give the gift of the Barnes to family, friends, and colleagues.

Highlights Tour
Talks & Tours

Highlights Tour

Thursday–Monday, 11:30am & 1:30pm

This one-hour tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes.

Private Collection Tours
Talks & Tours

Private Collection Tours

Thursday–Monday

Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes. This tour is a private one-hour experience for you and up to seven guests.

Online Art History Classes: <br>Enroll Today
Special Offer

Online Art History Classes:
Enroll Today

Friday, August 26 – Monday, January 1

The Barnes has been an innovator in art education for 100 years. For a limited time, sign up to receive 10% off your first class.

February Spotlight Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World
Talks & Tours / Members

February Spotlight Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

A closer look at Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and other artists who led this modern art movement.

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Online

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Thursdays, February 2 – February 23, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Michelangelo’s Frescoes: Before, During, and After the Sistine Ceiling
Online

Michelangelo’s Frescoes: Before, During, and After the Sistine Ceiling

Saturdays, February 4 – February 25, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Instructor: Julia L. Valiela

Members-Only Evening Tour: The Impressionists
Members

Members-Only Evening Tour: The Impressionists

Thursday, February 9, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Learn all about the artists behind impressionist movement in this exclusive after-hours tour.

Members-Only Online Tour: The Impressionists
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: The Impressionists

Tuesday, February 14, 10 – 11am

This exclusive virtual tour focuses on the impressionists represented in the collection.

Members-Only Talk: Corrinne Chong on Delacroix and Music
Members

Members-Only Talk: Corrinne Chong on Delacroix and Music

Friday, February 17, 12 – 1pm

Barnes curator Corrinne Chong discusses musicality in the work of painter Eugène Delacroix.

Love, the Barnes
Social / Special Event

Love, the Barnes

Dinner with Your Valentine
Friday, February 17, 5 – 8pm

Bring your valentine for a self-guided collection tour and a five-course meal at the Garden Restaurant.

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art—Keynote Lecture
Free / Talks & Tours

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art—Keynote Lecture

Thursday, February 23, 6:30 – 8pm

This keynote lecture kicks off the Barnes's 27th Graduate Student Symposium.

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
Free / Talks & Tours

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

Friday, February 24, 10am – 4:30pm

Discover current research in art history through presentations and moderated discussions.

Online Member Orientation
Members

Online Member Orientation

Friday, February 24, 10:30 – 11:30am

Join Barnes staff online for a chat about membership at the Foundation and program benefits.

Members-Only Gallery Talk
Members

Members-Only Gallery Talk

Sunday, February 26, 10:15 – 11am

Each month, members of our Adult Education team present their ongoing research on the collection to members.

March Spotlight Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World
Talks & Tours / Members

March Spotlight Tour: The Impressionists: Rebels of the Art World

Thursday–Monday, 1pm

A closer look at Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and other artists who led this modern art movement.

First Friday! Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

First Friday! Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

Friday, March 3, 6 – 9pm

Black Pearl celebrates Women’s History Month with a performance featuring cellist Inbal Segev.

Curators in Conversation: <br> <i>Tell Me What You Remember</i>
Talks & Tours

Curators in Conversation:
Tell Me What You Remember

Saturday, March 4, 10:30 – 11:30am

This engaging conversation features artists Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye in dialogue with exhibition curator Emma Lewis.

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Art of Math
Free / Family / Social / Performance

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Art of Math

Sunday, March 5, 10am – 5pm

Through fun games and art activities, learn how artists use math in their work.

Color in Painting
Online

Color in Painting

Mondays, March 6 – March 27, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Barnes in Bloom Luncheon
Social / Special Event

Barnes in Bloom Luncheon

Wednesday, March 8, 10am – 2pm

Take a self-guided collection tour and enjoy a seasonal lunch in Annenberg Court.

Order and Invention
On-Site

Order and Invention

Wednesdays, March 8 – March 29, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Impasto: Gesture and Texture in Modern Art
Online

Impasto: Gesture and Texture in Modern Art

Wednesdays, March 8 – March 29, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: Paul Galvez

Art and Apartheid
Online

Art and Apartheid

Thursdays, March 9 – March 30, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Sue Williamson and guest speakers

Exhibition Tour: <i>Tell Me What You Remember</i>
Talks & Tours

Exhibition Tour: Tell Me What You Remember

Thursday, March 9 – Sunday, May 21

Go deeper into the works of Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye with a docent-led tour.

Private Exhibition Tour: <i>Tell Me What You Remember</i>
Talks & Tours

Private Exhibition Tour: Tell Me What You Remember

Thursday, March 9 – Sunday, May 21

Go deeper into the works of Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye with a private docent-led tour.

Members-Only Tour: <i>Tell Me What You Remember</i>
Members

Members-Only Tour: Tell Me What You Remember

Thursdays, March 9 – May 18, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to exclusive docent-led tours of the Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye exhibition.

The Art of Philly’s Public Space
Online

The Art of Philly’s Public Space

Thursdays, March 9 – March 30, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Conrad Benner

Member Orientation
Members

Member Orientation

Friday, March 10, 10 – 11:30am

New members are invited to learn more about the perks of membership at the Barnes.

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Tell Me What You Remember</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Tell Me What You Remember

Wednesday, March 15, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to exclusive virtual tours of the Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye exhibition.

Members-Only Online Tour: The Impressionists
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: The Impressionists

Tuesday, March 21, 10 – 11am

This exclusive virtual tour focuses on the impressionists represented in the collection.

Members-Only Evening Tour: The Impressionists
Members

Members-Only Evening Tour: The Impressionists

Thursday, March 23, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Learn all about the artists behind impressionist movement in this exclusive after-hours tour.

Members-Only Online Tour: <i>Tell Me What You Remember</i>
Members

Members-Only Online Tour: Tell Me What You Remember

Wednesday, March 29, 2 – 3pm

Members are invited to exclusive virtual tours of the Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye exhibition.

Photography and Painting
Online

Photography and Painting

Mondays, April 3 – April 24, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Camille Pissarro
Online

Camille Pissarro

Mondays, April 3 – April 24, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski

Painting before the Renaissance
Online

Painting before the Renaissance

Tuesdays, April 4 – April 25, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look
Online

Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look

Wednesdays, April 5 – April 26, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Miriam Gillman

The Art of Mesopotamia: A Crossroads of Cultures and Myth
Online

The Art of Mesopotamia: A Crossroads of Cultures and Myth

Fridays, April 7 – April 28, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Carl Walsh

Pennsylvania Impressionism: Exploring the New Hope Colony
Online

Pennsylvania Impressionism: Exploring the New Hope Colony

Thursdays, April 13 – May 4, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Laura Igoe

African Photography: The Art of Writing with Light
Online

African Photography: The Art of Writing with Light

Fridays, April 14 – May 5, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Giulia Paoletti

Old Masters at the Barnes
On-Site

Old Masters at the Barnes

Tuesdays, May 2 – May 23, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Larry Silver

In Defense of Renoir
Online

In Defense of Renoir

Wednesdays, May 3 – May 24, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Martha Lucy

Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making
On-Site

Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making

Wednesdays, May 3 – May 24, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Leslie Bowen

Modern Art and Dance
Online

Modern Art and Dance

Thursdays, May 4 – May 25, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: Nell Andrew

Horticulture Certificate Program
Certificate Programs / Horticulture

Horticulture Certificate Program

Ongoing

Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.