Event—Events for Donors

Society of Collectors


As we begin the 15th year of the Society of Collectors, we invite members and special guests to join us for our first event of 2021.

Hear from Bernard Friedman, whose collection represents the visual culture of Chicago from the early 1920s through the 1950s. Friedman will discuss his contributions to the Newberry’s current exhibition, Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time, and share his experience as an art collector.

Bernard Friedman is a producer, filmmaker, author, entrepreneur and creative. He is currently managing director at Flying Mind, a media production company that specializes in documentaries.

Unless otherwise announced, this event will take place in-person at the Newberry Library.