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Programs and Events

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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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Led by Todd Bauer. 8 sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
In this discussion-based seminar we will examine what makes Chicago a leader in American theater by having conversations with the people who make it. Each week, actors, directors, playwrights, critics, and other theater artists will explain their role in bringing a play to life.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Led by Christopher Reed. 5 sessions 19, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
We will explore the evolution of black Chicago’s intellectualism from the formation of the city’s first black think tank in 1888 with the Prudence Crandall Club to the nation’s acceptance of the African American as a full citizen who possesses mental acuity during the 1960s…
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Led by Maurice Champagne. 2 sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
This seminar will explore the underappreciated Art Nouveau in Chicago…
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Led by Margaret Farr. 6 sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
The year 2018 marks a unique citywide celebration with Art Design Chicago. This seminar will explore the city’s past and present as a visual arts hub by visiting five different arts institutions…
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Led by Donald G. Evans. 5 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
Sherwood Anderson’s literary career blossomed because of his three stays in Chicago, during which he committed himself to his art. Though Winesburg resembles Anderson’s Ohio hometown, the author populated the stories with characters he met living at his Chicago rooming house…
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Led by Rachel Boyle. 5 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Explore Chicago’s past through one of its defining characteristics: conflict. By analyzing historical documents, consulting secondary literature, and engaging in lively discussion, seminar participants will investigate the historical riots and protests…