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These courses, derived from the teachings of Albert Barnes and Violette de Mazia, focus on rigorous close looking and analysis.
This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.
Learn basic aesthetic principles and discover art’s communicative power by studying directly in the Barnes galleries.
All artists engage with earlier formal vocabularies in one way or another—even the modernists we often think of as turning tradition on its head.
We live in a world saturated with images. Use the principles of the Barnes method to think critically about the images that surround us—in museums, on social media, and beyond.
Explore the analogies between the visual and the textual. Learn about the various strategies used by painters and writers to create imagery.
Get a better understanding of why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way.
Explore the visual vocabulary shared by painters and garden designers.
A daylong immersion in close looking and meditation. Enjoy the quiet experience of looking at artwork, with Dr. Barnes’s concepts in mind.
Learn to better understand why Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way in this one-day workshop.