21591
Pennsylvania

A Barnes Foundation Exclusive: Modern & Impressionist Studies

Get to know the Barnes Foundation, where you’ll attend Road Scholar exclusive classes, learn about aesthetic principles and explore the works of Impressionist and Modernist masters.
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Program No. 21591RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499

At a Glance

Henri Matisse once said, “The Barnes Foundation is the only sane place to see art in America.” Established by scientist, entrepreneur and educator Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922, this legendary collection includes one of the world’s largest and finest groups of post-Impressionist and early modern paintings as well as other works of art. With privileged, exclusive access for Road Scholar participants, learn new ways of seeing and thinking about art as you debate and exchange ideas under the leadership of expert instructors.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking at a slow pace for several hours inside galleries; private bus transportation used throughout program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Engage in the educational tradition of the Barnes Foundation on a program of discovery focusing on four giants of modern art: Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse and Picasso.
  • Led by a mural artist, enjoy an exploration of Philadelphia’s transformative public art.
  • Enjoy free passes to return to the Barnes within a year of the program date.
Featured Expert
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Kaelin Jewell
Kaelin Jewell is a senior instructor at The Barnes Foundation and has taught in universities and museums for over a decade. Kaelin earned her PhD in the history of art from Temple University and continues to conduct research on the visual culture of the late Roman and early medieval Mediterranean. In addition to her work at the Barnes, Kaelin serves as the art historian for the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project, an underwater archaeological excavation off the coast of Southeastern Sicily.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Kaelin Jewell
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Deborah Krupp
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Tish Byrne
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