The Art of Caravaggio and His Followers | Newberry

The Art of Caravaggio and His Followers

Led by Jeffrey Nigro. Six sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Wednesdays, February 14 - March 21

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 9 at 10 am – January 26 at 4 pm): $210
Regular Registration Price (January 26 at 4 pm – first day of class): $231

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

Online registration is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.

Excuse our dust!

Beginning January 2018 the Newberry will be undertaking renovation of much of the first floor. The Adult Education Seminars Program will still have use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Winter/Spring and Summer 2018 terms. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Explore the dynamic art and compelling life of the Italian baroque painter Caravaggio through a discussion of images and selected readings. Caravaggio’s vivid and radical style, often controversial in his lifetime, inspired followers in Italy and throughout Europe, and it still speaks powerfully to viewers today. Six sessions.

Jeffrey Nigro is an art historian, adjunct lecturer, and research associate in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he also serves as president of the Classical Art Society.

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 due at that time.

First Reading:

  • The reading assignment for the first class will be sent to participants upon registration.

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