Vivian Maier's Photographic Vision | Newberry

Vivian Maier's Photographic Vision

Led by Margaret Farr
Saturday, June 26, 2021
One session, Saturday, June 26

1 - 4 pm (Central Time)


Full. Email to be added to the wait list.

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Seminar Description

This seminar examines the artistic legacy of Vivian Maier through close examination of her photographs and their connections to the work of earlier photographers and those of her contemporaries. Explore Maier's strategies, themes, and development by looking at examples of her work from 1950s New York through her Chicago photographs from the following two decades.

One session. Registration – $85

Margaret Farr is an independent art historian with a PhD in art history, specializing in art from 1800 to the present. A former senior lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, Margaret has also taught at several colleges and universities.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.