Symbolist Art (Virtual)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023-Wednesday, March 22, 2023

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Six Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
Symbolism, a late 19th-century literary and artistic movement, developed in response to what was perceived as the overly materialistic inclinations of Realism and Impressionism. Favoring an art of ideas and suggestion over that of description, visual artists ranging from Gustave Moreau and Edvard Munch to Fernand Khnopff and Gustav Klimt, among others, created art focused on subjective, intuitive, or mystical states.

In this six-week class, we will explore the philosophical, social, and artistic contexts that shaped what one critic termed “a painting of ideas.”
Six Sessions. $235/$210. Led by Margaret Farr

Registration Fees

Registration is $235

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

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.