Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all remaining seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for further updates.
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What is a masterpiece? Defined centuries ago as the work a craftsman submitted to achieve the rank of master, the term has expanded to mean an artist’s most outstanding work. This seminar explores six modern masterpieces by Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Maya Lin, and Kerry James Marshall, examining their significance, impact, and relevance to past and present times.
Six sessions. E – $210, R – $231
Margaret Farr is an independent art historian specializing in art from 1800 to the present. In addition to holding a PhD, she teaches seminars at the Newberry and the University of Chicago Graham School. She also serves as 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 pp. 1-37 in Paul Hayes Tucker's “Making Sense of Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe” in Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (a digital file of this reading will be sent with the email confirming your 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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