Rome in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was a hub of artistic experimentation. Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Bernini were transforming the city from a crumbling medieval backwater into a religious and political capital. While these artists were reshaping painting, sculpture, and architecture, they were also working behind the scenes to outmaneuver their artistic rivals, leading to soap opera-worthy drama. This seminar will explore the major artistic rivalries that yielded some of the period’s great monuments.
Four sessions. E – $195, R – $214.50
Rosie May holds a PhD in Italian Renaissance art history from Temple University in Philadelphia. She has taught art history at the college level and spent several years working as a tour guide at museums in Rome, Philadelphia, New York City, and Chicago. She is currently Associate Director of Interpretation and Visitor Research at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
A free digital course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed electronically before the seminar begins.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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