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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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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Led by Ginger Frere and Matt Rutherford. Four sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
Think the Fire burned your chance to discover what Chicago was like in its early days? Think again!
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Led by John Raffetto. Two sessions, 10 am - noon.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $100 Regular Price (after September 1): $110 Register Online Seminar Description
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Led by Jeff Huebner. Ten sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
This seminar will examine the origins, history, legacy, artists, works, and meanings of the Chicago-born contemporary mural movement. Through weekly readings, slide presentations, several site visits…
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Led by Julia Bachrach. Four sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
This seminar highlights the fascinating history of architecture in Chicago’s parks. From Victorian refectories and conservatories to the world’s first field houses…
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Led by Bill Savage. Six sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
After Richard J. Daley’s death in 1977, Mike Royko wrote, “If a man ever reflected a city, it was Richard J. Daley of Chicago.” The same could be said for columnist Royko.