Louis XIV, the Arts, and the Glory of France

Saturday, October 26, 2013

1 – 5 pm

This class is full and registration is closed.
Led by Jeanine Teodorescu, Jeff Nigro, and John Nygro

This half-day seminar will offer a detailed analysis of what Peter Burke called “the fabrication of Louis XIV”: how the monarch used the arts—painting, sculpture, music, theatre, architecture, gardening, fashion, gastronomy, and even luxury industries—to stage and upstage his contemporaries in order to create the image of an unsurpassed French monarchy. After class, participants are welcome to join the instructors at dinner, Kiki’s Bistro, 900 N. Franklin St.

Jeanine Teodorescu holds a Ph.D. in French and teaches at Elmhurst College and at the University of Chicago. Jeff Nigro is an art historian and lecturer who has had a professional affiliation with the Art Institute of Chicago for 25 years. John Nygro graduated from the American Conservatory of Music and has performed as a musician and actor for over thirty years.

Materials List
Required:
Course packet, to be purchased in class.

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

Cost and registration information: 

One session, $80 (does not include dinner).