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Register for Spring Classes — Now Open!

New Classes—Enroll Today

Horace Pippin. Supper Time (detail), c. 1940. BF985. Public Domain.

Sign Up Now for Spring Classes!

Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes. For more than 100 years, we’ve been teaching people from all walks of life to think critically and see the world differently through art. Our spring classes are now open for enrollment.

Choose from a variety of fascinating topics:


  • Photography and Painting
  • El Greco: Renaissance Mystic and Modernity’s Vanguardist
  • Learning to See
  • Charles Demuth: The Erotic Watercolors
  • Mysticism, Spirituality, and Modern Art
  • The Elements of Art
  • Collection Concentration: Paul Cézanne
  • The Traditions of Art


  • The Art and Architecture of the Islamic World
  • Horace Pippin’s Modernism
  • The Techniques of Color in Modern Painting
  • Post-Impressionism in the Barnes
  • Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles
  • The Impressionists: Friends and Family


  • The Bauhaus: Unity of the Arts
  • Flower Power: Symbolism and Science in the Barnes Collection
  • Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome
  • Art of the Great Migration
  • The French Revolution and the Arts
  • Close-Looking Immersion: Cézanne’s Ginger Jar


  • Close-Looking Immersion: Picasso’s Acrobat and Young Harlequin
  • Paintings from an Artist’s Perspective
  • Artists As Cultivators
  • Dutch Art in the Time of Rembrandt and Vermeer: A Look at the “Non-Golden Age”
  • The Classical Tradition in Modern Art


  • Works on Paper in the Barnes Collection
  • Portraiture at the Barnes: From the 15th Century to Modernism
  • The Japanese American Century: Noguchi, Nakashima, and Asawa
  • Exploring Pictorial Space
  • Close-Looking Intensive: Matisse’s Red Madras Headdress


  • Mary Cassatt at Work

Please note: Classes held on-site in the Barnes galleries have limited capacity and sell out quickly.