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Building the City of Light: Impressionism in Haussmann’s Paris
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Building the City of Light: Impressionism in Haussmann’s Paris

Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14
12 – 2pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Lovett

Byzantine Tradition in the Barnes Collection
On-Site / Art in Context

Byzantine Tradition in the Barnes Collection

Tuesday, July 19, 10am – 4pm

Instructors: Amy Gillette, Kaelin Jewell

Impressionism and Japonisme
On-Site / Art in Context

Impressionism and Japonisme

Wednesday, July 20, 10am – 4pm

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski

Isaac Julien in Focus
On-Site / Art in Context

Isaac Julien in Focus

Tuesday, August 2, 10am – 4pm

Instructor: TK Smith

Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception

Tuesday, August 2, 10am – 4pm

Instructors: Kaelin Jewell, Carl Walsh

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles
On-Site / The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Wednesday, August 3, 10am – 4pm

Instructor: William Perthes

Monet and the Instant
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Monet and the Instant

Monday, August 22 – Thursday, August 25
3 – 5pm

Instructor: André Dombrowski

The Elements of Art
On-Site / The Barnes Method

The Elements of Art

Tuesdays, August 30 – December 13, 1 – 4pm

Instructor: William Perthes

Collection Concentration: Medieval Modern
On-Site / The Barnes Method

Collection Concentration: Medieval Modern

Tuesdays, August 30 – December 13, 6 – 9pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts
On-Site / Art in Context

Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts

Tuesdays, August 30 – September 20, 7 – 9pm

Instructor: Lisa Minardi

Learning to See
Online / On-Site / The Barnes Method

Learning to See

Wednesdays, September 7 – September 28, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

The Birth of Fashion in the 19th Century
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

The Birth of Fashion in the 19th Century

Wednesdays, September 7 – September 28, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Caterina Y. Pierre

Chinese Art in the Barnes Collection
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Chinese Art in the Barnes Collection

Tuesdays, October 11 – November 1, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Xiuqin Zhou

The Painted Garden
On-Site / The Barnes Method

The Painted Garden

Tuesdays, October 11 – November 1, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Christine Stoughton

Matisse and Color
On-Site / Understanding Materials and Techniques

Matisse and Color

Tuesdays, October 11 – November 1, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

German Expressionism: Revolution and Resistance
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

German Expressionism: Revolution and Resistance

Tuesdays, November 1 – November 22, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Ty Vanover

Sacred Spaces: Objects of Devotion in the Barnes Collection
On-Site / Art in Context

Sacred Spaces: Objects of Devotion in the Barnes Collection

Tuesdays, November 8 – November 29, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Amy Gillette

Light in Art
Online / On-Site / The Barnes Method

Light in Art

Wednesdays, November 9 – December 7, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell