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.
In this exhibition you will see a small sample of rare and special books on religion, published from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries that the Newberry collected over the last two decades. In 1991, Newberry Trustee Sister Ann Ida Gannon, president Emerita of Mundelein College, arranged for the transfer of Mundelein’s rare book collection to the Newberry.
4 – 5 pm
This newly-opened exhibition highlights a sample of the rare and special books on religion from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century that the Newberry, inspired by Sister Ann Ida Gannon, has collected over the last two decades. Please join the exhibition’s curators for a peripatetic colloquium through the gallery.
In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend.
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies at Michigan State University
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.
4 – 5 pm
“This year’s Chicago Calligraphy Collective exhibit is particularly strong,” says Paul Gehl, the Newberry’s printing history and calligraphy curator. He will lead a gallery walk and explain, among other things, how he went about choosing the Newberry Purchase Prize. Please meet outside the Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery on the first floor.
Join novelist Sara Paretsky and journalist Rick Kogan as they talk about Chicago in Chicago literature.
Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper, Suzanne and Grant McCullagh, and David E. McNeel, 125th Anniversary Celebration Co-Chairs, invite you to join them to celebrate in one exceptional evening:
When thinking about the relationship between Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, another musically talented brother and sister come to mind: Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart. In the Mozart family, however, Wolfgang was clearly accepted as the superior musician. This was not the case, early on, in the Mendelssohn household.
4 – 5 pm
The United States became a predominately green-tea consuming nation after 1800, and by the 1880s, Midwesterners preferred Japanese green teas. In the 1890s, India and Ceylon tea merchants began a campaign to convince Midwest consumers to switch to their black teas, part of a commercial battle that continued for several decades.
A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas, an embodiment of the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the people who created it.
This talk will explore connections between Milton’s project in Paradise Lost and the efforts of seventeenth-century Baconians to erect a theodicy on the grounds of nature alone.
Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar.
There will be no colloquium on Wednesday, May 22. The colloquium will convene the following week, May 29, for Karen Barzman’s presentation on topographical drawings of Venice and the Province of Dalmatia.
Join Lois Leveen, the Newberry’s 2013 Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellow, for a discussion of the research behind The Secrets of Mary Bowser, her novel based on the true story of a former slave who became a Union spy in the Confederate White House.
4 – 5 pm
Karen Barzman will address topographical drawings as part of a developing “information-technology” in the governance of trans-regional states, with their growing dependence on collecting, archiving, and delivering data about remote places.