Post-Impressionism from Toulouse-Lautrec to Munch | Newberry

Post-Impressionism from Toulouse-Lautrec to Munch

Led by Margaret Farr. Six sessions. 2 - 4 pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursdays, June 13 - July 25 (class will not meet on July 4)

2 - 4 pm

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): $230
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $253

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

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

Seminar Description

The artists known as the Post-Impressionists—Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, and Edvard Munch—each rejected the tenets of Impressionist painting and created artworks in distinctly different styles. In addition to situating their art within the context of the late-19th-century’s political, philosophical, and cultural changes, this seminar will explore the individual careers and viewpoints of these artists, amplifying discussions with readings from each artist’s letters and statements.

Six sessions. E – $230, L – $253

Margaret Farr is an independent art historian who specializes in art from 1800 to the present. She serves as adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Materials List


  • A course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee due at that time. **Please note that you can obtain the electronic copy of the course packet for no additional cost.**

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read the file that 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.