The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in a variety of media and styles.
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.
Monday, April 4, 2016 – Friday, June 24, 2016
The 30th Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective
Friday, April 8, 2016 – Friday, July 1, 2016
Recent Newberry Acquisitions
This small exhibition shows off a few of the many calligraphic items the Newberry has added by purchase or gift in recent years.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Born in Indian Territory in 1892 with Creek and Cherokee heritage, Tsianina trained as a classical singer in Denver and found popular success performing “in the Indian style” with composer Charles Wakefield Cadman. Her career included collaborating on the opera Shanewis, entertaining troops during World War I, and singing at the Santa Fe Fiesta.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Ever wonder which Newberry collections are most frequently used? Do questions about the number of countries from which Newberry readers visit keep you up at night?
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on an Adventure of a Lifetime
René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, the great 17th century explorer, features prominently in the Newberry’s collection. Maps, manuscripts, accounts of his discoveries, and official narratives of his expeditions all speak to his historical legacy.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War told through a dozen unforgettable characters: a tale of idealism, suffering, and a tragically doomed yet noble cause.