From Marie-Antoinette to Fortuny: Neoclassical Fashion | Newberry

From Marie-Antoinette to Fortuny: Neoclassical Fashion

 Alexis Culotta, PhD and Jeff Nigro. One session. 9 am - noon
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Saturday, August 3

9 am - noon

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

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $85
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $93.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Seminar Description

Fueled by the obsession with novelty and ceaselessly changing from one year to the next, fashion is frequently seen as epitomizing the “new,” but even the most up-to-date modes are often suffused with nostalgia for earlier times. In this team-taught, single-session seminar, we will explore the aesthetic, political, social, and cultural implications of the “eternal return” of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman dress in Western fashion between the late-18th and early-20th centuries by examining visual imagery drawn from a variety of sources.

One session. E – $85, L – $93.5

Jeff Nigro is a research associate and adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Alexis Culotta holds a PhD in art history and teaches in a variety of capacities, including as an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago and an adult seminar leader at the Newberry.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

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