Mikhail Vrubel: Fusion of Art and Literature (Virtual)

Saturday, June 4, 2022-Saturday, July 2, 2022

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Five Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Seminar Description
Mikhail Vrubel, a genius of fin-de-siècle Russian art, interweaves beauty and treachery, capturing disorientation and the threatening nature of the modern world in the manner of the Symbolist and Art Nouveau artists. The seminar will follow the structure of the recent Vrubel’s retrospective at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow as a network of evolving interlinked motifs to showcase the development of his stunning crystalline technique and his inspiration in folk tradition and literature. Russian folk epics and works by Lermontov, Pushkin, Gogol, and Blok will be discussed alongside Vrubel’s art.

Five Sessions. $220/$198.

Led by Julia Kriventsova Denne.


Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University, Russia, and teaches courses in Russian and Soviet literature at institutions throughout the Chicago area.

Registration Fees

Registration is $220

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and Associate members (at the Author level and above) of the Newberry.

Contact Us
The Adult Education Seminars Program team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. To reach the seminars program, email is the best form of contact: adulteducation@newberry.org. You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.