Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Online registration is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.
Discover how artists transformed portraiture after the invention of photography. The portraitist’s traditional role involved capturing a sitter’s likeness, status, and character. Once a likeness could be achieved mechanically and inexpensively around 1850, portrait artists ventured toward innovative expressions of character and form that continue to evolve in the modern era.
Six sessions. E - $220, L - $242
Margaret Farr is an art historian who has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at numerous colleges and universities. A specialist in nineteenth-century art, her other interests include modern and contemporary art. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute.
- Shearer West, Portraiture, Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 978-0192842589
- For the first class, please read the Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 of Shearer West's Portraiture.