Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $185
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $203.5
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
Accusations of theft. Threats of violence. Schemes to sabotage competitors. Amidst the artistic innovations and advances of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, rivalry reigned supreme. Competition was prevalent, and artistic rivalries contributed, in many ways, to some of the era's most important works. This seminar examines the evolution of this spirit of rivalry, from its roots in discussions of the sixteenth-century paragone to far-flung accusations of copying across disciplines. Through careful reading and analysis of relevant artworks, seminar participants will gain a better understanding of both the key artistic figures of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and the role that competition played in some of their most magnificent creations.
Four sessions. E - $185, L - $203.50
Alexis Culotta holds a PhD in art history from the University of Washington and is currently a lecturer of Art History at the American Academy of Art as well as a lecturer with the Learning and Public Engagement department at the Art Institute of Chicago..
A course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee due at that time.
For the first class, please read the syllabus that will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.