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Tuesdays, January 21 – April 21, 1 – 4pm


Henri Matisse. Studio with Goldfish (detail), 1912. BF569. © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

$550; members $495
(14 classes)

Registration opens December 13 at 10 am.
Member presale begins December 11 at 10 am.

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About the Class

“Working before a soul-stirring landscape,” Henri Matisse wrote, “all I thought about was making my colors sing.” And sing they did. Matisse painted the world in dazzling tones, and fauvism was only the beginning. Join us as we study the artist’s extraordinary life, which itself followed a trajectory from darkness into light and color. Examine the 59 works by Matisse at the Barnes, including the radiant Le Bonheur de Vivre and the monumental Dance mural.

Capacity: 18


Leslie Bowen

Bowen previously taught at Lebanon Valley College, where she received the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for Inspirational Teaching. A painter, she exhibits extensively and has participated in programs at the Paris American Academy, the Salzburg International Summer Academy, and Southampton College in New York.