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Wednesdays, June 3 – 24, 10am – 11:30am*

#SeeingtheBarnes

Aristodimos Kaldis. Absorbing Art (detail), 1941. BF988. © 2020 Estate of Aristodimos Kaldis

$170; members $153

(4 classes)

* We encourage you to watch live, but classes can be streamed anytime after the live session concludes. See our FAQ.

About the Class

Practicing mindfulness and focusing on creative pursuits are powerful tools for reducing stress. During this time of extraordinary uncertainty, the ability to be in the moment and to acknowledge challenges without judgment is critical.

This course bolsters mindfulness through close-looking and deep concentration on works of art. The techniques we will use—including insight meditation, breathing exercises, and compassion meditation—will allow you to choose your own path to reaching acceptance and finding joy. Compassion meditation may be of special help to those dealing with trauma and anxiety.

Instructor

Molly Walker

Walker received her MA in museum administration from the University of the Arts in 2013 after completing the Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program as well as coursework in museum education at the Guggenheim Museum. She is an art instructor at the Barnes and an adjunct professor at Lincoln University.