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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes, a leader in art education for nearly 100 years. We offer a full array of online and on-site classes, with new courses curated monthly. Barnes members receive a 10% discount. Online classes make great gifts.

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Online Class: Picturing New York
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: Picturing New York

Wednesdays, July 7 – July 28, 1 – 3:10pm

Explore the visual representation of New York through history and examine the factors that shaped the city’s unique visual culture.

Online Class: Rooted in the Earth: The American Landscape Tradition
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: Rooted in the Earth: The American Landscape Tradition

Wednesdays, July 7 – July 28, 6 – 8:10pm

This course examines the genre of landscape art—from Thomas Cole to Cauleen Smith—to reveal how American ideologies, aspirations, and fears are found rooted in the earth.

Online Class: <br>Profiles and Paradigms: Jews and Modern Art
Online / Art in Context

Online Class:
Profiles and Paradigms: Jews and Modern Art

Thursdays, July 8 – July 29, 6 – 8:10pm

Explore the work of four 20th-century artists with connections to the Jewish community—Vuillard, Soutine, Stettheimer, and Segal—and their place within modernism.

Online Class: Albrecht Dürer and the Northern Renaissance
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: Albrecht Dürer and the Northern Renaissance

Mondays, July 12 – August 2, 6 – 8:10pm

A careful analysis of Dürer’s prints, paintings, and drawings will shed light on the important role he played in the culture of early modern Europe.

Online Class: Light in the Dark Ages
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: Light in the Dark Ages

Tuesdays, July 13 – August 3, 1 – 3:10pm

A closer look at art during the Dark Ages shows a visual culture bursting at the seams with complex ideas achieved through light and color.

Online Class: The Art of Ancient Nubia: Egypt’s Rival on the Nile
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: The Art of Ancient Nubia: Egypt’s Rival on the Nile

Thursdays, August 5 – August 26, 1 – 3:10pm

From stone pyramids to winged giraffes, get to know the fabulous and fantastical art of ancient Nubia.

Online Class: Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception

Thursdays, September 2 – September 30, 2 – 4:10pm

This course looks at forgeries—how they're made and why, and how scholars distinguish between fake and real.

Online Class: Michelangelo in Focus
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: Michelangelo in Focus

Fridays, September 3 – September 30, 10am – 12:10pm

Take a deep dive into the creative process and masterworks of the Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.

Online Class: Modernist Watercolor Techniques: Cézanne and Demuth
Online / Materials and Techniques

Online Class: Modernist Watercolor Techniques: Cézanne and Demuth

Fridays, September 3 – September 24, 1 – 3:10pm

This class explores the working methods of two virtuoso watercolorists in the Barnes collection: Paul Cézanne and Charles Demuth.

Online Class: The Traditions of Art
Online / The Barnes Method

Online Class: The Traditions of Art

Mondays, September 13 – December 13, 3 – 6pm

Study how artists learn and adapt previous traditions, and how modern art evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Online Class: What Is Minimalism?
Online / Art in Context

Online Class: What Is Minimalism?

Tuesdays, September 14 – October 5, 12 – 2:10pm

Trace the roots of minimalism in the Bauhaus, De Stijl, and constructivism movements, and discover how Agnes Martin and other pioneering women have reshaped the canon.