Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $65
Regular Price (after May 19): $72
This one-day seminar will explore the visual arts during the French Revolution, a tumultuous moment for the arts as well as for politics and society. Themes include the relationship between “high” art, popular imagery, and propaganda; the influence of the Revolution’s chief image maker Jacques-Louis David; and the bold new paths struck by artists after the fall of Robespierre. One session.
Jeffrey Nigro is a Research Associate in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Readings will not be required for the seminar, but a list of books and articles, mostly of secondary source material, will be provided beforehand to participants, in case anyone would like to prepare in advance. Hard copies of this list will also be available on the day of the seminar.
You do not need to prepare anything for the first class session.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.