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.
Why do we believe that the Renaissance both began and reached its supreme artistic achievements in the city of Florence? Through slide lectures by the instructor and group discussions of imagery and readings, we will explore the political, social, economic, and cultural factors as well as the extraordinary individuals that combined to make Florentine Renaissance art the glorious phenomenon that continues to inspire us to this day.
Five sessions. Registration – $220
Jeffrey Nigro is a research associate and an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago
Digital Course Packet.
- Please read Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists. Vol. I. Trans. by George Bull. London: Penguin Books, 1965: “Preface to the Lives”, pp. 25-47, “Preface to Part Two”, pp. 83-93.