African American Art (Virtual)

Wednesday, September 13, 2023-Wednesday, October 25, 2023

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Six Sessions. Class will not meet on October 18th.


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
This class surveys the contributions of African American artists to our visual culture. Beginning with crafts produced in the 18th and 19th centuries that reflected African art traditions, we will examine how subsequent portrait and landscape painters adopted academic Western styles.
Significant 20th-century developments include the Harlem Renaissance, murals highlighting the contributions of Black people to American culture, abstraction, and various artists’ groups that promoted a specifically Black aesthetic. The course concludes with a consideration of prominent African American artists working today.
Six Sessions, $247 ($220.5 for Newberry members, seniors, and students).Led by Margaret Farr

Registration Fees

Registration is $247

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.