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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes, a leader in art education for nearly 100 years. Our classes take place online and on-site, with new courses on a diverse array of topics curated monthly. Barnes members receive a 10% discount. Online classes make great gifts.
Learn basic aesthetic principles and discover art’s communicative power by studying works in the Barnes collection.
With 179 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the collection, the Barnes is the ideal place to learn about this important but often misunderstood artist.
Learn how to see like an artist and better understand how painters, sculptors, and other creators express their unique experiences of the world.
Study the work of Donatello, Raphael, Caravaggio, and other Italian artists who changed the course of western European art history.
Explore how the impressionists broke the rules for painting and turned the 19th-century art establishment on its head.
In the early 1900s, modernist painters like Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley found inspiration in the American Southwest's natural beauty and Indigenous culture.
Explore the arts of medieval Jerusalem, a bustling commercial center and home to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, all of whom regarded the city as integral to their faiths.
Taught by a practicing artist, this course offers an in-depth look at the techniques and aesthetic thinking behind a range of artworks.
How has visual imagery shaped our ideas about race and racial categories?
This course explores Dalí’s dazzling, often shocking imagery through a diverse range of media spanning over 60 years.