5:45 – 7:45 pm
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.
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.
Ten sessions, $220 (includes a $10 entrance fee)