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

Art in Context / Understanding Materials and Techniques / The Barnes Method

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program

Ongoing

This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.

The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class:
Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Wednesdays, April 1 – April 22, 1 – 3pm

Get a better understanding of why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way.

The Barnes Method

The Painted Garden

Postponed

Explore the visual vocabulary shared by painters and garden designers.

The Barnes Method

The Intensive Practice of Meditation and Close Looking

Tuesday, June 16, 10am – 4pm

A daylong immersion in close looking and meditation. Enjoy the quiet experience of looking at artwork, with Dr. Barnes’s concepts in mind.

The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Tuesday, July 7, 10am – 4pm

Learn to better understand why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way in this one-day workshop.