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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. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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E.g., 12/07/2019
E.g., 12/07/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Often called “the Heartland” or “flyover country,” the Midwest tends to be characterized as a homogeneous, barren space between the American coasts. This exhibition challenges the assumptions, stereotypes, and persistent narratives about the Midwest, exploring the confluence of peoples and environmental conditions that has defined the region and made it unique.
Friday, January 24, 2020Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Jun Fujita: American Visionary, copresented by the Newberry Library and the Poetry Foundation, focuses on the extraordinary accomplishments of poet and photojournalist Jun Fujita.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Curator Talk with Katherine Litwin, Fred Sasaki, and Graham Lee
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Jan. 2.
In this curator talk, Katherine Litwin, Fred Sasaki, and Graham Lee will give visitors a behind-the-scenes overview of the development of our winter exhibition, Jun Fujita: American Visionary.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Speakers: Takako Day, Graham Lee, and Ryan Yakota
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Jan. 2.
This Valentine’s Day-themed program is devoted to the lives and love of early 20th-century poet and photojournalist Jun Fujita and the journalist Florence Carr and their struggles against the racist marital norms, miscegenation laws, and xenophobia that complicated their relationship.