The Art of Caravaggio and His Followers | Newberry

The Art of Caravaggio and His Followers

Led by Jeff Nigro. Six sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Saturdays, September 23 - November 11 (class will not meet on October 7 or November 4)

1 - 3 pm

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

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210
Regular Price (after September 1): $231

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

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

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.