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Online Class:
Manet, Women, and Paris

Art in Context / Online

Mondays, April 6 – April 27, 1 – 3pm


Édouard Manet. Young Woman in a Garden (detail), 1879. BF820. Public Domain.

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

Often called the first modernist, Édouard Manet was revered by the French impressionists for his bold depictions of modern life during a time of social and political upheaval and unprecedented change to the urban landscape.

This course will focus on Manet’s depictions of modern Paris—its cafés, gardens, and glitzy new boulevards—and the fashionable women that inhabited these public spaces. We will look at drawings, pastels, oil studies, and his most ambitious works intended for the Salon.

All you need is internet access. Students will receive details about how to watch online, with related links, before classes begin. For more information, email us.


Kedra Kearis

Kearis is a member of the Barnes Art Team and a PhD candidate in art history at Temple University. She has taught French language and literature for nearly a decade and recently completed a fellowship at the New-York Historical Society for her dissertation research on the artistic and literary exchange between Belle Époque Paris and Gilded Age New York, Philadelphia, and Boston.