Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair | Newberry

Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Diane Dillon, The Newberry
Full. Waitlist only.
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will explore the visual culture of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, in conjunction with the Newberry’s fall 2018 thematic exhibition, Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World’s Fair. The seminar will begin with a classroom discussion of the readings and of images of the fair in various artistic media. We will then move into the galleries where we will examine the original objects on display in the exhibition and continue our discussion. Topics to be covered include the planning and construction of the grounds and buildings; the experiences of fair visitors; memories and mementos of the exposition; and the fair’s evolving reputation, as expressed by critics at the time and more recent scholars.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.