Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
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This seminar will explore the origins and development of several of Chicago’s parks on the north side. We will study their evolving landscape designs, goals, and patterns of use, along with their architecture and sculpture. Our introductory session at the Newberry will introduce the class to the library’s collection of materials related to the parks, offering advice on how to pursue specific research topics of interest to the seminar members. The remaining sessions will consist of walking tours, enabling us to study the parks first hand. We will pay particular attention to the relationships between the individual parks and their surrounding neighborhoods and to the place of the parks in the larger history of recreation, sports, and leisure activities..
Eight sessions. Registration – $280/$252
Diane Dillon is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library specializing in the history of Chicago's art and culture. She holds a PhD in the history of art from Yale University.
There is no first reading assignment.