The Artists of the Ballets Russes (In Person)

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Saturday, April 8, 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Six Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

The seasons of ballet presented in the West by Serge Diaghilev from 1909 to 1929 thrilled audiences and blazed new directions in choreography, music, and the visual arts, creating masterpieces including Schéhérazade, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and many others.

We will explore the work that great visual artists created specifically for the Ballets Russes, from the brilliant and innovative set designers Alexandre Benois and Léon Bakst to such towering figures of Modernism as Goncharova, Picasso, Braque, Laurencin, de Chirico, and Rouault.
Six Sessions. $255/$230. Led by Jeff Nigro


Registration Fees

Registration is $255

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 team 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.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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