Art History Lectures and Seminars: Modern Art

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Modern Art at the Art Institute Lecture Series
Five Saturdays: September 30-October 28

This course takes a deeper look at the ideals, artists, and historical contexts that characterize early 20th-century modernism. Speakers include curators and educators and emphasizes both the collection of the Art Institute and its special exhibitions on view in the fall.

>Schedule of SpeakersWeek 1: September 30Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian & Islamic ArtWeek 2: October 7 Alison Fisher, Harold & Margot Schiff Associate Curator, Architecture and DesignWeek 3: October 14John Murphy, Research Associate, American ArtWeek 4: October 21Katja Rivera, Research Associate, Modern and Contemporary ArtWeek 5: October 28Kathleen Tahk, Rice Postdoctorate Curatorial Fellow, Photography

Modern Art at the Art Institute Gallery-Based Seminar
(must be taken in conjunction with Lecture Series)
Five Saturdays, September 30-October 28

Lecture Series and Seminar
$168.64 members; $187.20 nonmembers; $140.16 SAIC alumni
This seminar offers a small group the chance to connect what you learn in the week’s lecture even further to the Art Institute’s collection and special exhibitions. Each week, seminar participants look closely at artworks in the galleries and have facilitated small group discussions.

This program is offered as a noncredit course within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Adult Continuing Education program.

*To register, download the registration form and send it in via:
- email to
- fax to 312.629.6171
- or in person at 36 S. Wabash Ave, Suite 1201, Chicago IL 60603

To request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program, please call (312) 443-3680 or send an e-mail to as far in advance as possible.

Please see the museum’s Accessibility page for more information.


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