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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
This seminar explores the expansive visual culture of the American Civil War--ranging from oil paintings and sculpture to more popular forms of expression such as photographs, illustrations, and sheet music--to better understand how visual media in both the North and the South expressed divergent views of the war and shaped collective memory long after the battles had ended.
Six sessions. Registration – $230/$207
Tricia Smith Scanlan is an independent art historian specializing in American art and visual culture from 1700 to the present. She has taught art history at Indiana and DePaul Universities; worked in Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago; and taught numerous seminars at the Newberry.
Digital Course Packet.
Please read the following articles:
Eleanor Jones Harvey, “Introduction,” The Civil War in American Art (Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with Yale University Press, 2012), 1-15.
Maurie D. McInnis, “Representing the Slave Trade,” in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), 27-54.