Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all remaining seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for further updates.
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This series of walking tours will explore some of Chicago’s “best addresses”—residential streets known for significant domestic architecture, notable residents, or historical events. Tours will focus especially on streets and neighborhoods near the lakefront, including Prairie Avenue, the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, Streeterville, and Lake Shore East. We will pay special attention to the role of residential architecture and urban design in shaping local identities and cultures, and to the role of historic landmarks in promoting tourism, commerce, and innovative design.
Ten sessions. E – $315, R – $346.50
Diane Dillon is an art historian specializing in the visual culture of Chicago. She holds a PhD in the history of art from Yale University.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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