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Mary Cassatt at Work
Online

Mary Cassatt at Work

Tuesdays, June 4 – June 25, 4 – 6pm

Explore Cassatt's methods, materials, and contributions to modernism with the curators of the PMA exhibition. Instructors: Laurel Garber, Jennifer Thompson.

Close-Looking Immersion: Demuth’s <i>In Vaudeville: Two Acrobat-Jugglers</i>
Online / Barnes Method

Close-Looking Immersion: Demuth’s In Vaudeville: Two Acrobat-Jugglers

Wednesday, June 12, 12 – 1:30pm

This new series of single-session immersions focuses on individual works in the collection. Instructor: Michael Williamson

Sexuality and the Modern Male Body
Online

Sexuality and the Modern Male Body

Thursday, June 20, 10am – 4pm

Take an in-depth look at the changing concepts of masculinity and male sexuality in European art and society. Instructor: Ty Vanover

Close-Looking Immersion: Glackens’s <i>The Raft</i>
Online / Barnes Method

Close-Looking Immersion: Glackens’s The Raft

Wednesday, July 10, 12 – 1:30pm

This new series of single-session immersions provides opportunities to study and discuss individual works. Instructor: William Perthes

Impressionism and Japonisme
Online

Impressionism and Japonisme

Friday, July 19, 10am – 4pm

Explore the immense influence of Japanese art on Western painters, sculptors, and designers in the second half of the 19th century. Instructor: Caterina Y. Pierre

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Online

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, July 24, 10am – 4pm

Explore the flourishing of Black art in the 1920s and ’30s and Albert Barnes’s connection to the movement. Instructor: Michael Williamson

Close-Looking Immersion: Titian’s <i>Sleeping Shepherd</i>
Online / Barnes Method

Close-Looking Immersion: Titian’s Sleeping Shepherd

Wednesday, August 14, 12 – 1:30pm

This new series of single-session immersions provides opportunities to study and discuss individual works. Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

The Lives and Afterlives of Monuments
Online

The Lives and Afterlives of Monuments

Thursday, August 22, 10am – 4pm

Delve into the history of public monuments and their role in shaping cultural memory. Instructor: Paul Farber