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Tuesdays, September 4 – December 18, 1 – 3pm

Marie Laurencin. Woman with Muff (detail), c. 1914. BF384. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

$500; members $450

(14 classes; no class on September 11 and September 18)

About the Class

Why are women artists underrepresented in museum collections? This course will explore how the socio-economic norms of the times suppressed the creativity of talented women from the 15th century onward. Sometimes women artists faced threats to their own safety; more often, they endured social and familial censure. We’ll explore the obstacles confronted even by the 20th-century women whose paintings hang in the Barnes collection.

Capacity: 18


Linda Robinson

Robinson studied at the Barnes Foundation as a student of Violette de Mazia. Before joining the teaching staff at the Barnes six years ago, Robinson taught adult art history classes at local colleges.