Public Art and Public Life in Chicago | Newberry

Public Art and Public Life in Chicago

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, June 4 – August 6

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Diane Dillon
This class is full and registration is closed.

This seminar will explore Chicago’s riches in the realm of public art, including murals, commemorative statues, architectural sculpture, commercial decorations, and park designs, through a series of walking tours. We will pay special attention to the role of public art in shaping the civic, national, and ethnic identities of its audiences, and consider the role of public art in promoting tourism, commerce, and political agendas.

Diane Dillon holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale and is Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs at the Newberry.

Materials List
Course packet, to be purchased in class.

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Ten sessions, $220 (includes a $10 entrance fee)