Creative Partners: Artist Couples in the Modern Era | Newberry

Creative Partners: Artist Couples in the Modern Era

Led by Margaret Farr. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursdays, September 14 - November 9 (class will not meet on September 21)

2 - 4 pm

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $250
Regular Price (after September 1): $275

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 if you would like to be on the wait list.

Seminar Description

This course explores joint creative expression by considering eight artist couples from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s. Along with O’Keeffe and Stieglitz, Kahlo and Rivera, we investigate the works of the Delaunays, the Eameses, and Krasner and Pollock, among others. Focusing each week on a different pair, the course considers the complexities of creative enterprise. Eight sessions.

Margaret Farr is an independent art historian with a PhD in Art History, specializing in art from 1800 to the present. She has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago for over 18 years and has also taught at several colleges and universities.

Materials List


  • A course pack of additional materials, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee.

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read Anne Higonnet, “Myths of Creation: Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin,” pp. 15-29, which will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.