Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $170
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $187
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
In late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe, a group of gifted women artists rose to prominence, thanks to the opportunities afforded by the upheaval of the French Revolution and simultaneous cultural shifts toward more "feminine" values like sensibility and domesticity. Despite facing many of the same obstacles and sexist assumptions that women artists have faced throughout history, these artists were able to assert their creative power. In this course, we will examine a range of women artists, including Angelica Kauffman, Maria Cosway, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun.
Three sessions. E - $170, L - $187
Jeff Nigro is a research associate in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and an adjunct lecturer in the museum’s Department of Learning and Public Engagement.
A free digital course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed electronically before the seminar begins. **Please note that you can purchase a printed copy at an additional cost to be paid at the first session (cash or check accepted).
For the first class, please read the file 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.