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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required.

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Monday, April 4, 2016Friday, June 24, 2016
The 30th 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. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in a variety of media and styles.
Friday, April 8, 2016Friday, July 1, 2016
Recent Newberry Acquisitions
This small exhibition shows off a few of the many calligraphic items the Newberry has added by purchase or gift in recent years.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
During the past two years members of the Cataloging Projects Section have been busy cataloging several collections of scholars’ and gentlemen’s libraries thanks to generous private funding.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
An Exploration of Edwardian Fashion through the Lens of "Downton Abbey"
Registration is now closed
Hosted by the Newberry, in collaboration with the Driehaus Museum’s special exhibition Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times, on display at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum now through May 29, 2016.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The program is free and no registration is required.
From 1914 to 1916, cultures in Britain, (Anglophone) Canada, and The United States moved toward a unified response to the war in Europe. War-related popular music exchanged among the three cultures provides remarkable insights into their changing views of each other, themselves, and the conflict. In 1914, Britain was directly involved and directly threatened.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, founded with the patronage of Newberry curator Jim Wells. It is also the 20th anniversary of the Newberry Library Purchase Prize at the Collective’s annual show. It will be the last time that Paul Gehl (in his 28 years as a curator) will have had the chance to give the prize.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Please register to attend by 10 am Friday, May 13
What, in Milton’s view, is the nature of self-awareness? Professor Harrison tries to answer this question by showing how Milton’s depiction of human subjectivity in Paradise Lost emerges from his anthropological convictions about human nature.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A Lecture and Presentation on Polar Exploration
This program is free, but registration is required.
The Newberry Library’s Fitzgerald Collection contains a fascinating and expansive array of books, manuscripts, and maps documenting polar exploration as early as the 17th century through today. The expeditions of great polar explorers- Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, and Robert Scott, to name a few- are all documented in this collection.