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Art Survey at the Art Institute of Chicago: Ancient to PreModern

This course examines a selection of seminal works in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Classes meet in the galleries and observe, discuss, and find connections between works in different points of history. Students learn how to analyze a work of art, as well as gain insights into the context of specific periods, the lives of the artists, and range of expression as a basis for further inquiry. This course, part of a three course series, begins with Ancient Greece and Rome and continues through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and 17th and 18th century Romantic periods, ending with the late 19th century and the dawn of Impressionism. Such renowned artists as El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens and Turner are included, as well as lesser-known artists.

No class November 26. 


The registration deadline is September 23.


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Class meeting time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room 280 Building Room 207
Course number 2385
Course instructor Joseph Cunniff