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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes! We’re now offering a full array of online classes, with new ones rolling out every month. Need-based scholarships are available. Online classes make a great gift.

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These are the traditional courses derived from the teachings of Albert Barnes and Violette de Mazia. Classes focus on rigorous formal analysis and direct visual engagement with works of art. In this method, close looking at art helps build critical-thinking skills that can be carried beyond the gallery walls.

Online Class: Collection Concentration: Paul&nbspCézanne
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: Collection Concentration: Paul Cézanne

Tuesdays, January 26–April 27, 1 – 4pm

This class surveys Paul Cézanne’s influence on European modernism and traces the development of his visual language.

Online Class: The Elements of Art
The Barnes Method / Online

Online Class: The Elements of Art

Tuesdays, January 26–April 27, 6 – 9pm

Learn basic aesthetic principles and discover art’s communicative power by studying works in the Barnes collection.