This class aims to take participants to Vatican City and offer an introduction to six of its most famous Renaissance works of art: the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Last Judgment, Michelangelo’s Pieta, Raphael’s Rooms (in particular, the School of Athens), Raphael’s Transfiguration, and Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness.
Participants will also learn about the historical context of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square. Numerous connections to the history of science and medicine will be offered.
Daniele Macuglia is assistant professor of history of science at Peking University. He taught courses on the history of the Italian Renaissance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute as well as at the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in 2017.
- Instructor-distributed materials
- No first reading assignment
Cost and Registration
Six sessions, $255 ($230 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.
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