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Tuesdays, September 3 – September 24, 1 – 3pm

#SeeingtheBarnes

Georges Seurat. Models (detail), 1886–1888. BF811. Public Domain.

$200; members $180

(4 classes)

About the Class

Models (Poseuses) by Georges Seurat hangs in the Barnes’s Main Gallery. Done in the pointillist style, the monumental canvas is one of Seurat’s six major paintings and has a strangely static, mysterious quality. This series of four lectures, one of which will be held directly in front of the painting, will explore Seurat’s innovative technique, his engagement with optical theory, and his clever dialogue with the history of art. We will also look at some of the ambiguities of the work and its influence on later artists.

Capacity: 50

Instructor

Danielle Rice, PhD

Rice directs the graduate program in museum leadership at Drexel University. She has served as executive director of the Delaware Art Museum and associate director and curator of education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has also headed the education departments of the Wadsworth Atheneum and the National Gallery.