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We're now offering a greater number of art classes, at a lower cost. We also have need-based scholarships to help make art accessible for everyone.

Fall Scholarships Closed

These courses, derived from the teachings of Albert Barnes and Violette de Mazia, focus on rigorous close looking and analysis. 

The Barnes Method

The Traditions of Art

Tuesdays, September 12 – December 19, 12 – 3pm
Focusing on developments in Western European art, this class looks at the evolution of modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Barnes Method

Learning to See

Tuesdays, September 12 – October 24, 2 – 4pm
In a contemporary art world filled with conceptual art and installations, why do paintings continue to hold our interest?
The Barnes Method

Collections Concentration: American Art in the Barnes Foundation

Tuesdays, September 12 – December 19, 6 – 9pm
Study the many manifestations of American arts at the Barnes and come to a broader understanding of what is “American” about American art.
The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Mondays, September 25 – December 18, 6 – 8pm
Learn to better understand Dr. Barnes’s unusual wall groupings, known as “ensembles.”
The Barnes Method

The Art of Paul Cézanne

Tuesdays, October 31 – December 5, 2 – 4pm
What was it about Cézanne’s painting that inspired generations of artists?