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Study Tours

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET

Join Barnes Foundation educator Tom Lo for a lively virtual presentation that explores the current exhibition Soutine and de Kooning: Conversations in Art. Organized by the Barnes and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, it explores the affinities between the work of Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943) and Willem de Kooning (1904–1997).

Tour
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Spend a summer morning exploring the verdant wooded trails of Rock Creek Park with naturalist and author  Melanie Choukas-Bradley. She surveys the botanically diverse native trees of Rock Creek Park’s floodplain forest and upland woods and covers the history of D.C.’s woodland gem, the oldest urban national park in the country.

Tour
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Spend a summer morning exploring the verdant wooded trails of Rock Creek Park with naturalist and author  Melanie Choukas-Bradley. She surveys the botanically diverse native trees of Rock Creek Park’s floodplain forest and upland woods and covers the history of D.C.’s woodland gem, the oldest urban national park in the country.

Tour
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Spend a summer morning exploring the verdant wooded trails of Rock Creek Park with naturalist and author  Melanie Choukas-Bradley. She surveys the botanically diverse native trees of Rock Creek Park’s floodplain forest and upland woods and covers the history of D.C.’s woodland gem, the oldest urban national park in the country.

Lecture/Seminar
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Early in the 20th century, Wright undertook a quest to design housing more accessible for the typical middle-class family. Historian Bill Keene examines this lesser-known aspect of the architect’s career in a program extensively illustrated with images of Wright’s houses and their plans.

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Arts journalist Richard Selden, a Baltimore resident since 2008, leads the first of several virtual visits to the city’s most historic and distinctive neighborhoods.

Lecture/Seminar
Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET

Join volcanologist Kirt Kempter as he focuses on the geologic origins of Copper Canyon and the Sierra Madre Occidental.