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    Online Class: Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

    The Barnes Foundation

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    • Wednesday May 6th 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    • Wednesday May 13th 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    • Wednesday May 20th 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    • Wednesday May 27th 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    In arranging his collection into groupings called “ensembles,” Dr. Barnes disrupted traditional historical and geographic boundaries to focus on the commonalities between fine art and everyday objects. In his displays, paintings, metalwork, furniture, ceramics, textiles, and other objects are placed side by side in unexpected and surprising ways.

    Designed as teaching tools, Dr. Barnes’s ensembles can be both enigmatic and enlightening. This class explores some of their themes and ideas.

    We encourage you to watch live, but classes can be streamed anytime after the live session concludes. See our FAQ.

    Instructor:William Perthes, Bernard C. Watson, Director of Adult Education at the Barnes.
    Photo: Ensemble view, Room 11, east wall, Philadelphia. © The Barnes Foundation

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    $198 - $220
    The Barnes Foundation

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