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Wednesdays, April 4 – April 25, 6 – 8pm

Edgar Degas. Three Dancers with Hair in Braids (Trois danseuses les cheveux en tresses) (detail), c. 1900. BF143. Public Domain.

$200; members $180

4 classes

About the Class

In the 1850s, trade between France and Japan resumed for the first time in nearly 250 years. The resulting impact of Japanese art and design on impressionist painting was extraordinary. Investigate how Monet, Whistler, Van Gogh, Degas, and others incorporated Japanese themes and imagery into their respective work.

Capacity: 40 students


Matthew Palczynski

Palczynski is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator for academic, corporate, and nonprofit individuals and institutions. He regularly leads museum sessions on innovation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, teaches art history courses at Tyler School of Art and the Barnes, and presents lectures worldwide for Road Scholar.