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Programs and Events

Update regarding COVID-19: Some upcoming programs may be postponed to ensure the health and well-being of the Newberry community. Please check www.newberry.org/covid19 for regular updates about our programs.

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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E.g., 04/05/2020
E.g., 04/05/2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Led by Daniele Macuglia. Three sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
This seminar provides an overview of Renaissance anatomical studies, focusing on the norms, practices, and settings of the field, as well as the connections between anatomy and the fine arts during the period.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session. 9 am - 12 pm.
Canceled
Not sure where to begin researching in the Newberry’s vast genealogical collections? Want a firm grounding in genealogical record groups? Need a tour of the Newberry’s genealogical resources and hands–on case examples to teach you how to prep at home so that you can research onsite at the Newberry? Then this class is what you’ve been waiting for!
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Led by John Dischner. One session. 1 - 3 pm.
This seminar has been canceled.
In 1984, Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust, one of the 10 largest banks in the country and the largest bank in Illinois, failed after a series of losses incurred on energy–related loans contributed to a run on deposits. The phrase “too large to fail” was popularized after the government took control of the bank to protect depositors and creditors.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Led by David Pituch. One session. 10 am - 3 pm.
Canceled
John Philip Sousa is America’s first super star. What Johann Strauss did for the waltz, Sousa did for the American march. The unique musical style of Sousa’s marches distinguished them from the formal, rather staid marches of Europe and captured a newly forming spirit of American patriotism as Americans were dealing with the aftermath of the Civil War.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
Canceled
The Newberry has one of the nation’s strongest genealogy collections. This one-day seminar will introduce you to accredited methods for tracing your family’s history in America.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Led by Judy Pomeranz. One session. 10 am - 3 om.
Canceled
The world created and inhabited by the Abstract Expressionists in mid-twentieth-century New York was a wild, crazy, bold, fascinating, and frenetically creative one, out of which emerged the first fully American style of painting.