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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

Watch or listen to past programs on the Newberry’s YouTube channel.

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E.g., 09/23/2021
E.g., 09/23/2021
Friday, September 10, 2021Thursday, December 30, 2021
Five Women Ahead of Their Time
Chicago Avant-Garde tells the story of five women who took radical risks in their lives and in their art: artist Gertrude Abercrombie, poet Gwendolyn Brooks, choreographers Katherine Dunham and Ruth Page, and dealer-curator Katharine Kuh. Inspired and challenged by Chicago, they helped transform the city into a hub of avant-garde experimentation.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Virtual event
In this program, a panel of experts will share stories of remarkable women who actively engaged in intellectual debate, community and political organizing, legal challenges, and even military conflict.