50 Years of Community Murals in Chicago | Newberry

50 Years of Community Murals in Chicago

Led by Jeff Huebner. Ten sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturdays, September 16 - November 18

1 - 3 pm

This seminar has been cancelled.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $285
Regular Price (after September 1): $314

This seminar has been cancelled.

Seminar Description

This seminar will examine the origins, history, legacy, artists, works, and meanings of the Chicago-born contemporary mural movement. Through weekly readings, slide presentations, several site visits, and class discussions on the theoretical, artistic, and material development of the still-evolving Chicago community-based public art scene, we will explore its role in urban neighborhoods and its place in a larger national and public art context. Ten sessions.

Jeff Huebner is a Chicago-based art writer and journalist, who writes frequently on public art and murals. He’s a longtime contributor to the Chicago Reader and Public Art Review, among many publications, and has authored several books on Chicago-area murals.

Materials List


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

First Reading:

  • Reading materials for the first class will be distributed digitally before the meeting, in the confirmation email.

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