Event—Adult Education

From Chicago to LA: Art along the Santa Fe Railway

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The storied train route has inspired a range of works of art over the years.

Santa Fe streamliner entering southern California, through the orange groves, 1941. From the Curt Teich Postcard Collection. Production number: 1B-H755

Class Description

From architecture and artistry of Indigenous people to paintings, photography, posters, and postcards drawing travelers to the Southwest and beyond, this class investigates the many artistic modes related to traveling along the famous train route from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Margaret Denny is an independent historian with a PhD in Art History (UIC 2010). For over a decade Margaret has taught the survey of art and photography history at colleges and universities in Chicago and presented papers at national and international conferences.

Materials List

Materials List

  • No Required Materials

First Reading

  • No first reading assignment

Cost and Registration

Three sessions, $205 ($184.50 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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