Cleopatra and the Arts | Newberry

Cleopatra and the Arts

Led by Jeff Nigro and John Nygro. One session, 9 am - noon (Section A), 1 - 4 pm (Section B)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 9 at 10 am – January 26 at 4 pm): $70
Regular Registration Price (January 26 at 4 pm – first day of class): $77

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Section A: Saturday, February 24, 9 am - noon
Section B: Saturday, April 21, 1 - 4 pm

This course is being offered twice. Both sections will cover the same information. Please only register for one.

Online registration for Section A is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.
Section B is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Excuse our dust!

Beginning January 2018 the Newberry will be undertaking renovation of much of the first floor. The Adult Education Seminars Program will still have use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Winter/Spring and Summer 2018 terms. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, has become a figure of myth and legend far beyond the realities of her life, in large part thanks to her portrayals in the arts. This seminar will explore the eternally fascinating figure of Cleopatra in the visual arts, drama, opera, and film. One session.

Jeffrey Nigro is an art historian, adjunct lecturer, and research rssociate in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he also serves as president of the Classical Art Society.
John Nygro is a lecturer, actor, and musician in the Chicago area with a forty-year career in the arts whose talks have been heard at universities, libraries, and on radio.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.