Art in Chicago, Past and Present | Newberry

Art in Chicago, Past and Present

Led by Margaret Farr. 6 sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursdays, June 21 - July 26

2 - 4 pm

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

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (April 17 at 10 am – May 4 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (May 4 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242

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

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

Excuse our dust!

The Newberry is undergoing an extensive first floor renovation in 2018. This project will be ongoing during the Summer 2018 seminar term. The Adult Education Seminars Program still has 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 Summer 2018 term. 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

The year 2018 marks a unique citywide celebration with Art Design Chicago. This seminar will explore the city’s past and present as a visual arts hub by visiting five different arts institutions. Through tours and discussions of selected works in the exhibitions and related articles, we will trace the path from the city’s designation as “hog butcher for the world” to its current, vibrant artistic scene. The first session will meet at the Newberry. Six sessions.

Margaret Farr is an independent art historian with a PhD in art history, specializing in art from 1800 to the present. In addition to teaching classes, she is an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Materials List

Required:

  • A course packet 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:

  • For the first class, please read the handouts which 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.