The Art of Renaissance Rome | Newberry

The Art of Renaissance Rome

Led by Jeff Nigro
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Three sessions. Saturdays, June 18-July 9. This seminar will not meet on July 2nd



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Seminar Description

Rome in the years around 1500 saw a flourishing of the visual arts that represented the culmination of the Renaissance ideals of humanism and classical beauty, despite the corruption of the papal court. A succession of popes–as both political and spiritual rulers of Rome–and others patronized geniuses like Michelangelo and Raphael, as well as their rivals and followers. Lectures, readings, and class discussion will unfold this dazzling and complex artistic moment.

Jeffrey Nigro is a Research Associate in the Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Materials List


  • Digital Course Packet

First Reading:

  • Peter Howard, “Painters and the Visual Art of Preaching: The “Exemplum” of the Fifteenth-Century Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel”

Cost and Registration Information 

Three sessions. Registration: $170 ($153 for Newberry members, seniors, and students)

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