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Studying Art History at the AIC: An Overview

The Art Institute of Chicago's collection includes nearly 300,000 works of art. Spend five weeks with an experienced guide exploring highlights from several periods. Each day you will meet in the Art Institute galleries to view artworks, share perspectives, ask questions and learn engaging stories and important information about some of the most revered artists and art movements in western history. Lectures will provide insight into the lives of artists and will build connections across various art periods highlighted in our world-class museum. 

Week one: Old Masters

Week two: Impressionists

Week three: American Art

Week four: Early Modern

Week five: Newer Trends

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Class meeting time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room Art Institute of Chicago, Inside the Front Entrance
Course number 1217
Course instructor Joseph Cunniff