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New Students Get 10% Off a Barnes Class

Art is a powerful agent for learning, personal growth, and social progress. We’ve been teaching people from all walks of life to think critically and see the world differently through art inside our galleries for 100 years. Now, with our innovative, user-friendly technology, we’re able to bring our unique teaching method to all corners of the world in a singularly immersive experience. When you take an online class with one of our expert instructors, you’ll not only increase your understanding of art, you’ll also build a sense of community with fellow art lovers and deepen your appreciation for cultures and histories you may not know.

Scholarships available. Check out our FAQs for more information on online classes. Barnes classes also make great gifts.

For a limited time, get 10% off your first class. Simply enter code NEWSTUDENT at checkout.

Upcoming Online Classes


The Bauhaus: Unity of the Arts

Mondays, March 4 – March 25, 12 – 2pm
Delve into the Bauhaus school and movement and explore how we are still unpacking its remarkable legacy. Instructor: Matthew Palczynski


Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome

Tuesdays, March 5 – March 26, 6 – 8pm
Explore the major achievements of the Roman world by looking closely at key examples of architecture, painting, and sculpture. Instructor: Kaelin Jewell


Art of the Great Migration

Wednesdays, March 6 – March 27, 1 – 3pm
Examine important works by African American artists who migrated from south to north after the Reconstruction era. Instructor: Michael Williamson


Dutch Art in the Time of Rembrandt and Vermeer

Fridays, April 5 – April 26, 12 – 2pm
Examine the masters of the Dutch Golden Age while also considering the social and political issues of the time. Instructor: Ashley West


Fashion Photography: The Magazine as Canvas

Wednesdays, April 24 – May 15, 6:30 – 8pm
Survey the key artists who blurred the lines between fine art and commercial photography, forever changing print media. Instructor: Stephanie Sporn


Portraiture at the Barnes: From the 15th Century to Modernism

Thursdays, May 2 – May 23, 6 – 8pm
Uncover the wide range of expression that portraits at the Barnes offer. Instructor: Laura L. Watts


The Japanese American Century: Noguchi, Nakashima, and Asawa

Fridays, May 3 – May 24, 1 – 3pm
Examine the critical contributions Japanese American artists made to the 20th-century art world. Instructor: Joseph Tokumasu Field


Mary Cassatt at Work

Tuesdays, June 4 – June 25, 4 – 6pm
Explore Cassatt's methods, materials, and contributions to modernism with the curators of the PMA exhibition. Instructors: Laurel Garber, Jennifer Thompson.