Event—Public Programming

"The Legacy of Chicago Dance" Gallery Tour


Come and follow our lead in a gallery tour of "The Legacy of Chicago Dance" exhibition given by curators Alison Hinderliter and Samantha Smith. The exhibition's leading question is "What defines and distinguishes Chicago dance and the city’s dance community?". Learn about the many dance styles that converge and coexist in Chicago, from ballet and flamenco to jazz, tap, contemporary/modern, house, and dances from around the world. Also find out why the Newberry is uniquely suited to tell this story, through its Midwest Dance collection and other holdings.