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Learn about art and the Barnes collection from home with online courses.
We can't gather at the Barnes right now, so we're bringing live performances and conversations to you on Instagram!
Enjoy staff-selected songs that bring masterpieces to mind.
Kids and their adults can create art and learn from artists and objects in the Barnes collection.
Explore controversial public monuments and the politics of race across American history.
Join us for an online conversation with two textile artists live from their studios, followed by a Q&A. Moderated by Barnes associate curator Cindy Kang.
In this team-taught course, we trace the visual representations of excess throughout art history.
This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.
This class explores the meaning of “modernism” and examines the relationship between painting, literature, and other media from the modern era.
Learn how Marcel Duchamp and his contemporaries questioned the very nature of art and its function in modern society.
Study the ways in which artists draw upon earlier artistic traditions, focusing on the development of modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Explore famous cathedrals constructed in Europe from the 12th to 16th centuries, then take a close look at Gothic Revival buildings throughout Philadelphia.
What drew European artists and thinkers to African art? This class will confront challenging issues of identity, race, otherness, and supremacy head-on.
Study the human body's representation across art history in this team-taught course, part of a new series focusing on specific themes in the collection.
Dive into the visual culture of the Byzantine Empire, which was influenced by nearly a millennium of religious, social, and political upheaval.
Get a better understanding of why Dr. Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way.
Immerse yourself in Picasso’s work, tracing key moments in his oeuvre and highlighting his impact on his contemporaries.
How can art historians, museums, collectors, and critics include artists like Elijah Pierce in a fuller and more expansive story of American art?
An in-depth look at art Matisse made in the South of France, where he lived and worked from 1917 to his death in 1954.
This course traces the changing nature of portraits across art history, including new roles and artistic approaches.
Explore the materials and approaches that made impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, and early modernism such groundbreaking movements.
Explore how Ancient Egypt has been reimagined in modern visual culture, from the Egyptomania of the early 1900s to today’s Hollywood depictions.
This course takes you through Degas’s life and career, which produced some of the most beloved—and controversial—artworks of the late 19th century.
Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.
Author and art critic Jed Perl discusses his new biography, Calder: The Conquest of Space.