For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. 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. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
Though some American artists have been deeply influenced by European art, others have developed an original approach or style that speaks to the particular circumstances and traditions of our nation. This seminar focuses on the artwork and milieus of Thomas Cole, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Cornell, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Andy Warhol, and Faith Ringgold to probe the conceptual and thematic links between these artists and ultimately to consider what defines American art.
Six sessions. Registration – $210
Margaret Farr is an independent art historian with a Ph.D. in art history, specializing in art from 1800 to the present. A former senior lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, Margaret has also taught at several colleges and universities.
Digital Course Packet.
"Thomas Cole's River in the Catskills as Antipastoral."