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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes, a leader in art education for 100 years. Our classes take place online and on-site, with new courses on a diverse array of topics curated monthly. Barnes members receive a 10% discount. Online classes make great gifts.

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The Barnes–de Mazia Certificate Program
Certificate Programs

The Barnes–de Mazia Certificate Program

Ongoing

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

Seeing Cézanne
On-Site / Art in Context

Seeing Cézanne

Tuesday, December 6, 10am – 4pm

Instructor: Leslie Bowen

Scientist to Educator: The Mentoring of Albert C. Barnes
Online / Art in Context

Scientist to Educator: The Mentoring of Albert C. Barnes

Tuesdays, December 6 – December 27, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Brian Seymour

Discover the Barnes
Online / On-Site / The Barnes Method

Discover the Barnes

Wednesday, December 14, 10am – 4pm

Instructors: Martha Lucy, Kaelin Jewell, William Perthes, Michael Williamson

Famous Heists: Crimes in the History of Art
Online / Art in Context

Famous Heists: Crimes in the History of Art

Wednesdays, January 4 – January 25, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Caterina Y. Pierre

Appropriation in Art
On-Site / Art in Context

Appropriation in Art

Wednesdays, January 4 – January 25, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Great Discoveries in Archaeology: Digs, Displays & Disputes
Online / Art in Context

Great Discoveries in Archaeology: Digs, Displays & Disputes

Mondays, January 9 – January 30, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Madeleine Glennon

Being Present with Art
Online / Art in Context

Being Present with Art

Mondays, January 9 – January 30, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Roksana Filipowska

Iconic American Architecture
Online / Art in Context

Iconic American Architecture

Tuesdays, January 10 – January 31, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski

Pascin: Through a Jewish Lens
On-Site / Art in Context

Pascin: Through a Jewish Lens

Tuesdays, January 10 – January 31, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Marshall Portnoy

The Traditions of Art
On-Site / The Barnes Method

The Traditions of Art

Tuesdays, January 24 – May 2, 1 – 4pm

Instructor: William Perthes

The Elements of Art
On-Site / The Barnes Method

The Elements of Art

Tuesdays, January 24 – April 25, 6 – 9pm

Instructor: Deborah Krupp

Collection Concentration: Medieval Modern
Online / The Barnes Method

Collection Concentration: Medieval Modern

Wednesdays, January 25 – April 26, 1 – 4pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Zooming In on Van Gogh
Online / Art in Context

Zooming In on Van Gogh

Wednesdays, February 1 – February 22, 4 – 6pm

Instructor: Martha Lucy

Afrofuturism: Alternate Universes in Black Art
Online / Art in Context

Afrofuturism: Alternate Universes in Black Art

Wednesdays, February 1 – February 22, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Li Sumpter

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Online / Art in Context

Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Thursdays, February 2 – February 23, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Michelangelo’s Frescoes: Before, During, and After the Sistine Ceiling
Online / Art in Context

Michelangelo’s Frescoes: Before, During, and After the Sistine Ceiling

Saturdays, February 4 – February 25, 10:30am – 12:30pm
The Queer 1890s
On-Site / Art in Context

The Queer 1890s

Tuesdays, February 7 – February 28, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Ty Vanover

Color in Painting
Online / The Barnes Method

Color in Painting

Mondays, March 6 – March 27, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Order and Invention
On-Site / Understanding Materials and Techniques

Order and Invention

Wednesdays, March 8 – March 29, 2 – 4pm

How does an idea become a finished work of art? This class explores compositional tools that aid artists in making images.

Impasto: Gesture and Texture in Modern Art
Online / Art in Context

Impasto: Gesture and Texture in Modern Art

Wednesdays, March 8 – March 29, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: Paul Galvez

Art and Apartheid
Online / Art in Context

Art and Apartheid

Thursdays, March 9 – March 30, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Sue Williamson and guest speakers

The Art of Philly’s Public Space
Online / Art in Context

The Art of Philly’s Public Space

Thursdays, March 9 – March 30, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Conrad Benner

Photography and Painting
Online / Art in Context

Photography and Painting

Mondays, April 3 – April 24, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Michael Williamson

Camille Pissarro
Online / Art in Context

Camille Pissarro

Mondays, April 3 – April 24, 6 – 8pm

Instructor: Matthew Palczynski

Painting before the Renaissance
Online / Art in Context

Painting before the Renaissance

Tuesdays, April 4 – April 25, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell

Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look
Online / Art in Context

Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look

Wednesdays, April 5 – April 26, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Miriam Gillman

The Art of Mesopotamia: A Crossroads of Cultures and Myth
Online / Art in Context

The Art of Mesopotamia: A Crossroads of Cultures and Myth

Fridays, April 7 – April 28, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Carl Walsh

Pennsylvania Impressionism: Exploring the New Hope Colony
Online / Art in Context

Pennsylvania Impressionism: Exploring the New Hope Colony

Thursdays, April 13 – May 4, 2 – 4pm

Instructor: Laura Igoe

African Photography: The Art of Writing with Light
Online / Art in Context

African Photography: The Art of Writing with Light

Fridays, April 14 – May 5, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Giulia Paoletti

Old Masters at the Barnes
On-Site / Art in Context

Old Masters at the Barnes

Tuesdays, May 2 – May 23, 1 – 3pm

Instructor: Larry Silver

In Defense of Renoir
Online / Art in Context

In Defense of Renoir

Wednesdays, May 3 – May 24, 12 – 2pm

Instructor: Martha Lucy

Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making
On-Site / Art in Context

Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making

Wednesday, May 3 – Wednesday, May 24

Instructor: Leslie Bowen

Modern Art and Dance
Online / Art in Context

Modern Art and Dance

Thursdays, May 4 – May 25, 3 – 5pm

Instructor: Nell Andrew

Horticulture Certificate Program
Certificate Programs / Horticulture

Horticulture Certificate Program

Ongoing

Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.