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This seminar explores American art during the tumultuous decades following the Civil War—a time of social upheaval, rapid urbanization, and growing industrialization. We will examine key works of art, ranging from naturalistic scenes of rural life by Winslow Homer to the cosmopolitan depictions of modernity by the American Impressionists, and discuss issues like gender, class, and race to better understand the rapidly changing cultural landscape of the period.
Five sessions. E – $185, R – $203.50
Tricia Smith Scanlan is an independent art historian specializing in American art from 1700 to the present. In addition to teaching seminars at the Newberry, she is an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A free digital course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed electronically before the seminar begins.
Please read Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., " Winslow Homer's School Time: A Picture Thoroughly National" (a digital file of the reading will be provided upon registration).
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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