Programs and Events | Newberry

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., 11/24/2017
E.g., 11/24/2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Plan your visit to the Newberry to see the exhibition.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A Thematic Tour of Religious Change & Print
Religious Change & Print features numerous fine examples of printed images and texts, including a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible. We invite you to join us for this upcoming tour, where we will lead you through the extraordinary items of printing history featured in this exhibition.
Friday, December 1, 2017
A Thematic Tour of Religious Change & Print
The history of German printing is on display in our Religious Change & Print exhibition.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
A Thematic Tour of Religious Change & Print
Among the pieces from Latin America in our exhibition, Religious Change & Print, are two historical artworks representing the Virgin of Guadalupe, printed in Mexico in the seventeenth century; several choir books from Mexico dating to around 1700; a hand-written catechism in the Otomi language, from around 1600; and a grammar book in the Quechua lang
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Free; open to all high school students, registration required.
Attention high school students! Come to the Newberry for an exciting, immersive three-hour workshop, and learn how to make Shakespeare come alive in your performances. Facilitated by actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, you will learn tools and techniques for unlocking emotion and meaning in Shakespeare’s texts.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A Thematic Tour of Religious Change & Print
The Religious Change & Print exhibition features many items of Italian origin, including books printed in Rome and Florence, as well as a large, hand-colored map of Venice.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been a part of Chicago since its founding. In very public expressions of indigeneity, they have refused to hide in plain sight or assimilate.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
The Schola Antiqua early music ensemble will lead participants in singing medieval and early modern religious music from the Newberry collection. Program Metrical psalm: Psalm 9 – “De tout mon coeur” Metrical psalm: Psalm 23 – “Mon Dieu me pait
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“’Tis Chrismas Eve and wild is Avon’s night i’ The Windmill Inn, this well-worn quaffing place a furlong from my bed.”