5:45 - 7:45 pm
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210
Regular Price (after September 1): $231
Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.
In this seminar, we will explore how the elite of the Middle Ages exhibited their high standing and good taste by commissioning works of art and luxury goods. At the end of the Middle Ages, styles of clothing were changing rapidly and artists were expected to represent the latest trends and to use the newest artistic techniques. We will discuss elaborate gifting rituals, shopping practices, and vast collections the elite amassed, which would become the foundations of national libraries. Six sessions.
Melanie Garcia Sympson has a PhD in art history and has worked at the University of Michigan, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and Kalamazoo College.
A course pack of materials, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee.
- Readings for the first class will be distributed digitally upon registration.