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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 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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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Led by Colleen Delegan-Sichrovsky. Three sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Online registration is closed. Please call 312-255-3700.
Some call it “navel-gazing.” Publishers call it “best selling.” However much we adore fiction, a good memoir often has more emotional (and commercial) power, in part because it fuses truth with a highly personal story. In this course, we will explore what makes a memoir powerful by studying excerpts of memoirs by…
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Led by John Nygro. Five sessions. 2 - 4 pm.
This class has been cancelled.
At the end of his playwriting career, William Shakespeare wrote The Tempest—a play considered by some to be his farewell to the stage. In this seminar, we will read The Tempest and view video performances of the play while discussing its important themes…
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Led by Alexis Culotta, PhD. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
This class is full. Please call (312) 255-3700.
What does it mean when a skull is included in a still life? Why is Daphne often depicted as sprouting tree branches for arms? In this one-day seminar, we will journey into the complex web of symbolic and allegorical references in the art of the Old Masters…
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Led by Joseph S. Harrington. Four sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
After three centuries of enmity, Great Britain and the Catholic Church embarked in the mid-1700s on an awkward, halting reconciliation that supported British rule in Canada and Ireland, resisted revolutionary France, shaped the course of Italian politics, responded to industrial unrest, and endured clashes over religious doctrines and cultural issues…
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Led by Jeff Nigro. Three sessions. 1 - 3 pm.
In late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe, a group of gifted women artists rose to prominence, thanks to the opportunities afforded by the upheaval of the French Revolution and simultaneous cultural shifts toward more “feminine” values like sensibility and domesticity. Despite facing many of the same obstacles and sexist assumptions that women artists have faced throughout history…