Empire: Art under Napoleon, 1799-1815 | Newberry

Empire: Art under Napoleon, 1799-1815

Led by Jeffrey Nigro. 1 session, 1 - 4 pm.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Saturday, June 16

1 - 4 pm

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

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (April 17 at 10 am – May 4 at 4 pm): $80
Regular Registration Price (May 4 at 4 pm – first day of class): $88

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!

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

Explore the visual arts during the reign of Napoleon, from the challenges artists faced in glorifying the regime and the splendors of the imperial court to the responses of anti-Napoleonic artists. One session.

Jeffrey Nigro is a research associate in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

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