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Scientist to Educator: The Mentoring of Albert C. Barnes
Online / Art in Context

Scientist to Educator: The Mentoring of Albert C. Barnes

Tuesdays, December 6 – December 27, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Brian Seymour

Discover the Barnes
Online / On-Site / The Barnes Method

Discover the Barnes

Wednesday, December 14, 10am – 4pm

Instructors: Martha Lucy, Kaelin Jewell, William Perthes, Michael Williamson

Famous Heists: Crimes in the History of Art
Online / Art in Context

Famous Heists: Crimes in the History of Art

Wednesdays, January 4 – January 25, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Caterina Y. Pierre

Great Discoveries in Archaeology: Digs, Displays & Disputes
Online / Art in Context

Great Discoveries in Archaeology: Digs, Displays & Disputes

Mondays, January 9 – January 30, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Madeleine Glennon

Being Present with Art
Online / Art in Context

Being Present with Art

Mondays, January 9 – January 30, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Roksana Filipowska

Iconic American Architecture
Online / Art in Context

Iconic American Architecture

Tuesdays, January 10 – January 31, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski

Collection Concentration: Medieval Modern
Online / The Barnes Method

Collection Concentration: Medieval Modern

Wednesdays, January 25 – April 26, 1 – 4pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Zooming In on Van Gogh
Online / Art in Context

Zooming In on Van Gogh

Wednesdays, February 1 – February 22, 4 – 6pm

Instructor: Martha Lucy

Afrofuturism: Alternate Universes in Black Art
Online / Art in Context

Afrofuturism: Alternate Universes in Black Art

Wednesdays, February 1 – February 22, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Li Sumpter

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Online / Art in Context

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Thursdays, February 2 – February 23, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Michelangelo’s Frescoes: Before, During, and After the Sistine Ceiling
Online / Art in Context

Michelangelo’s Frescoes: Before, During, and After the Sistine Ceiling

Saturdays, February 4 – February 25, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Color in Painting
Online / The Barnes Method

Color in Painting

Mondays, March 6 – March 27, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Impasto: Gesture and Texture in Modern Art
Online / Art in Context

Impasto: Gesture and Texture in Modern Art

Wednesdays, March 8 – March 29, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: Paul Galvez

Art and Apartheid
Online / Art in Context

Art and Apartheid

Thursdays, March 9 – March 30, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Sue Williamson and guest speakers

The Art of Philly’s Public Space
Online / Art in Context

The Art of Philly’s Public Space

Thursdays, March 9 – March 30, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Conrad Benner

Photography and Painting
Online / Art in Context

Photography and Painting

Mondays, April 3 – April 24, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Camille Pissarro
Online / Art in Context

Camille Pissarro

Mondays, April 3 – April 24, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski

Painting before the Renaissance
Online / Art in Context

Painting before the Renaissance

Tuesdays, April 4 – April 25, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look
Online / Art in Context

Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look

Wednesdays, April 5 – April 26, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Miriam Gillman

The Art of Mesopotamia: A Crossroads of Cultures and Myth
Online / Art in Context

The Art of Mesopotamia: A Crossroads of Cultures and Myth

Fridays, April 7 – April 28, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Carl Walsh

Pennsylvania Impressionism: Exploring the New Hope Colony
Online / Art in Context

Pennsylvania Impressionism: Exploring the New Hope Colony

Thursdays, April 13 – May 4, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Laura Igoe

African Photography: The Art of Writing with Light
Online / Art in Context

African Photography: The Art of Writing with Light

Fridays, April 14 – May 5, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Giulia Paoletti

In Defense of Renoir
Online / Art in Context

In Defense of Renoir

Wednesdays, May 3 – May 24, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Martha Lucy

Modern Art and Dance
Online / Art in Context

Modern Art and Dance

Thursdays, May 4 – May 25, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: Nell Andrew