The Mosaics of Ravenna | Newberry

The Mosaics of Ravenna

Led by Jeff Nigro
Saturday, July 31, 2021
One session, Saturday, July 31

1 - 4 pm (Central Time)


Full. Email to be added to the wait list.

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Seminar Description

The gorgeous mosaics still on view in the churches and other buildings of the Italian city of Ravenna continue to dazzle us today. Created during the 5th and 6th centuries at a time of political and theological conflict, these mosaics are poised between the style and sensibility of late classical antiquity and what we call Byzantine art. In this seminar, we will explore these stunning works of art through their technique, style, iconography, and historical context.

One session. Registration – $85

Jeff Nigro is a Research Associate in the Department of Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also an instructor in the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars program and at the Center for Life and Learning in Chicago.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no required reading for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

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

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.