December is Member Appreciation Month at the Barnes! We’re celebrating your support by bringing exclusive members-only talks right to your home and also inviting you to take a free online course.
Plus, you’ll receive an additional 10% discount—that’s 20% total—at the Barnes Shop every Friday in December.
Free Online Talks
Seurat & Toulouse-Lautrec: Staging Style, Manipulating Models
Friday, December 4, 12 – 1pm
Professor Richard Thompson takes a close look at two great paintings in the Barnes collection—George Seurat’s Models and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s “A Montrouge”–Rosa La Rouge.
Beatrice Hastings: The Woman Behind the Portraits
Friday, December 11, 12 – 1pm
Curator Emma Lewis discusses the English poet and writer Beatrice Hastings, Modigliani's onetime lover and muse.
Pissarro, Modernity & the Crowd
Friday, December 18, 12 – 1pm
Martha Lucy of the Barnes discusses Pissarro's later works and commentary on the social and psychological experiences of modern urban life.
Free Art History Class
Want to take a deeper dive? This month, members are invited to take one of five free online classes. The lectures are prerecorded, so watch at your leisure. Topics include:
Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome
With Dr. Barnes’s collection of antiquities as a starting point, this course explores the major artistic and architectural moments of the Roman Empire.
Garden of Earthly Delights: Art and Nature
Discover roles nature has played in the history of art, from subject and symbol to medium and concept.
Matisse and His Palette of Objects
This course brings to light the deeply personal objects that so often found their way into Matisse’s paintings.
Medieval Art in the Barnes Collection
Study some of the under-explored treasures of the collection, including paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
Protest, Politics, and the Public Monument
Consider controversial public monuments and the politics of race across American history.
On Fridays in December, members receive a 20% discount at the Barnes Shop online.
Our store offers a variety of handcrafted objects for home and garden, jewelry, textiles, art books, prints, and gifts for the holidays.