Mannerism: Late Renaissance Art in Italy | Newberry

Mannerism: Late Renaissance Art in Italy

Led by Jeff Nigro. One session. 1 - 4pm.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Saturday, August 1


Full. Please email to join the wait list.

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Seminar Description

Mannerism--the name now given to the art of 16th-century Italy--is characterized by self-conscious displays of technical virtuosity, hyper-refined gracefulness, and a competitiveness in creativity that led to the creation of some of the most haunting, and even downright bizarre, images in the history of art. This seminar will explore the emotive as well as stylistic interpretations of Mannerist art, focusing on such artists as Pontormo, Parmigianino, Bronzino, and Arcimboldo.

One session. Registration – $85

Jeff Nigro is a research associate and adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, June 3.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar has reached capacity. Please email to be added to the wait list.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.