The Art of Caravaggio and His Followers | Newberry

The Art of Caravaggio and His Followers

Led by Jeff Nigro
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Six sessions. Saturdays, February 26-April 2



Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.

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Seminar Description

Explore the dynamic art and compelling life of the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio through a discussion of images and selected readings. Caravaggio’s vivid and radical style, often controversial in his lifetime, inspired followers in Italy and throughout Europe, and it still speaks powerfully to viewers today.

Six sessions. Registration – $230/$207

Jeffrey Nigro is a Research Associate in the Department of 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:

  • “3. Giulio Mancini” and “4. Giovanni Baglione” from Howard Hibbard, Caravaggio (New York: Harper & Row, 1983): pp. 46-56.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 19th . Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 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.