Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $105
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $115.50
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
PLEASE NOTE: The time for this seminar was listed incorrectly in the brochure. The time is listed correctly here. Please double-check it works with your schedule before registering.
Online registration is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.
Last year, a rediscovered oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci was auctioned for $450.3 million, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold. Art is clearly one of the most valuable commodities of our time, but what’s not clear is what makes it so valuable. In this single-day seminar, we will unpack the complexities of the art market by examining the criteria that make some artworks worth millions and others virtually worthless. There will be no lunch break; please bring food with you.
One session. E - $105, L - $115.50
Harrison Sherrod manages a film production company by day and teaches seminars at the Newberry by night. He has led courses on everything from metaphysical detectives and con games to Star Wars and Marxism.
- Don Thompson, The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market, Douglas & McIntyre, 2017. ISBN: 978-1771621526
- For the first class, please read the entirety of Don Thompson’s The Orange Balloon Dog.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.