Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015 to Friday, June 12, 2015
Exploration 2015 : The 29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications.

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Ephemeral by Design: Organizing the Everyday

Ephemera are traces of the everyday—materials, usually printed, designed to be read or consumed in some way and then discarded. From bus tickets to party invitations, dance cards to advertisements, these items form the texture of social and commercial exchange.

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Chicago's Great 20th-Century Bookman : The Newberry Career of James M. Wells

This memorial exhibition celebrates the life and work of James M. Wells (1917 - 2014), one of the most recognized rare-book specialists in the United States. In 1951 Wells joined the staff of the Newberry, where he established his expertise in the history of printing and calligraphy. Wells served as custodian of the John M.

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Katherine Mansfield and the "Blooms-berries"

Celebrated short story writer Katherine Mansfield has generally been relegated to the fringe of literary modernism, especially among the influential Bloomsbury Group, who referred to her as the “little colonial.” Katherine Mansfield and the “Blooms-berries” displays a selection of Mansfield’s letters and notebooks which provide a context for better understanding her fiction and w

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : The Dynamics of Inheritance on the Shakespearean Stage

4 pm

At this colloquium, Michelle M. Dowd will discuss her new book, The Dynamics of Inheritance on the Shakespearean Stage, which was completed with the support of a 2012-2013 NEH Fellowship at the Newberry Library.

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Chicago Ephemera: Mementos of a Disappearing City : An Exhibition Curators' Talk

6 pm

One of our current exhibitions, Ephemeral by Design: Organizing the Everyday, shows off wonderful printed ephemera being made available to researchers as part of an ongoing processing and cataloging project.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Black Litigants: Race, Property, and Personhood in the Heart of Slave Country, 1800-1860

4 pm

This project examines African American litigants’ involvement in a broad range of civil actions in the American South before the Civil War.

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Sing-and-Play-Along in Washington Square Park : A Make Music Chicago 2015 Program

2:30 – 4 pm

The Newberry and the Washington Square Park Advisory Council invite musicians of all ages and abilities to sing and play along in Washington Square Park this June 21st! Gather ‘round the piano (yes, a piano in the park) and join the chorus in singing American folk favorites.