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Online Class:
The Traditions of Art

The Barnes Method / Online

Tuesdays, September 8 – December 8, 6 – 9pm


Pablo Picasso. Girl with a Goat (detail), 1906. © 2020 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

$550; members $495
(14 classes)

We encourage you to watch the lectures live, but classes can be streamed anytime after the live session ends. See our FAQ.

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About the Class

Art is a visual record of artists’ perceptions throughout time. Focusing on developments in the painting and sculpture of Western Europe, this class explores how artists learn and adapt previous traditions, and how modern art evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Each week, the main lecture will be followed by a 50-minute discussion session (starting about 8pm) that allows students to ask questions and exchange ideas with their instructor and classmates. Students seeking the Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program must participate in the discussion session.

Students at Saint Joseph’s University can receive college credits for the Traditions of Art through our ongoing partnership.


Kaelin Jewell

Jewell is a senior instructor in adult education at the Barnes. She holds a PhD in late Roman and early medieval art history from Temple University and has worked as a field archeologist. Jewell is also the art historian for an underwater archaeology project near the Sicilian town of Marzamemi.