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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.

E.g., 06/28/2017
E.g., 06/28/2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Full, waitlist available
Defiant daughters and wayward sons, domineering dads and absent mothers-the typical Shakespearean family is anything but functional, characterized by all manner of problematic and contentious relationships.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Full. Wait list only.
Modernism-as a style, a culture, and a philosophy transformed the world in the twentieth century. Chicago both reflected and generated some of its key aspects, and in its own characteristic ways.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Modernism-as a style, a culture, and a philosophy transformed the world in the twentieth century. Chicago both reflected and generated some of its key aspects, and in its own characteristic ways.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Full. Wait list only.
The cultural history of the city of Chicago is deeply intertwined with the story of jazz, America’s great art form. After being born in New Orleans, jazz moved northwards with the African-American population that came to Chicago seeking better lives with more opportunities.
Monday, July 17, 2017Friday, July 21, 2017
A Five-Day Professional Development Seminar for Teachers
The application deadline has passed
In this 5-day sequence at the Newberry Library, high school teachers will pursue an exciting inquiry into the Founders’ political philosophy. Lectures, discussions, and workshops will bring to life the fundamental arguments of the Founding, which continue to animate our political life.