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Edgar Degas. Three Dancers with Hair in Braids (detail), c. 1900. BF143. Public Domain.

New Classes

This fall, you can spend time with Picasso, Matisse, and Degas. Explore the materials and techniques behind groundbreaking art movements, or learn how Egyptomania swept the US during the 1920s—all from home.

are available.


Mondays, November 9–December 7, 2 – 3:30pm

Great Discoveries in Archaeology: Digs, Displays, and Disputes

Learn about major archaeological discoveries that have brought our world into direct contact with the distant past.

Laocoön and His Sons, c. 1st century CE. Vatican Museums, Rome. Photo by Kaelin Jewell

Mondays, November 9–December 7, 6 – 7:30pm

Seeing Cézanne

How does the eye take in a scene? Examine the relationship between seeing and painting through the works of Paul Cézanne.

Paul Cézanne. Young Man and Skull (detail), 1896–1898. BF929. Public Domain.

Tuesdays, November 10–December 8, 10 – 11:30am

Latin American Modern Art

Learn how Latin American artists responded to the tremendous political change and social transformation happening in their region during the 20th century.

Wilfredo Lam. The Jungle, 1943. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Image © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Tuesdays, November 10–December 8, 2 – 3:30pm

Art and Politics in Germany 1919–1945

A look at German artists and the crucial role they played in their nation's political and social life in the first half of the 20th century.

Heinrich Maria Davringhausen. The Profiteer, 1920–1921. © Renata Davringhausen / Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Wednesdays, November 11–December 9, 1 – 2:30pm

Impressionnisme: rébellion et rivalité

Enseigné en français, ce cours explorera comment les impressionnistes ont défié les règles de la peinture et comment leur style a été perçu par les contemporains.

Claude Monet. The Studio Boat, 1876. BF730. Public Domain.

Wednesdays, November 11–December 9, 6 – 7:30pm

The Artist and the Grand Tour: Piranesi, Canaletto, Kauffman

Explore artworks produced during the 18th century (and beyond) that represent dynamic cross-cultural relationships between tourists and artists.

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal). Grand Canal: San Geremia and the Entrance to the Cannaregio, mid-18th century. BF831. Public Domain.

Saturdays, November 14–December 12, 1 – 2:30pm

A Contemporary Approach to Old Master Techniques

Artist Jonathan Pinkett leads this course detailing the methods of classical figurative and still life painting.

Jonathan Pinkett. Kharee as Dutch Burgermiester (detail), 2018