Programs and Events | Newberry

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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E.g., 09/19/2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Led by Jeffrey Nigro. 6 sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Explore ancient Greek and Roman culture by focusing on six great works of visual art or architecture, from the Parthenon to the Aphrodite of Cnidus and the Apollo Belvedere.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Led by Debra Mancoff. 4 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Was Queen Victoria the original working mother? This seminar explores the popular image of the queen as docile wife and devoted mother…
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Led by Susan Pezzino. 10 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Would you like to try a laid-back and enjoyable way to start studying French or to improve your French pronunciation? This course, with multimedia support, (intended for students at any level of proficiency) uses an accepting classroom atmosphere…
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Led by Alexis Culotta. 4 sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
A travel opportunity designed by wealthy European families as a means to educate their younger generation in the history and culture of Europe, the Grand Tour drew aristocratic youths to all of Europe’s major metropolises. As a result, a new artistic market for elegant souvenirs emerged…
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Led by Judy Pomeranz. 1 session, 9 am - 4 pm. 1 session. (1 hour lunch)
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
In the seventeenth century, Holland and Flanders were buzzing with an amazing creative vitality. Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Rubens, and Van Dyke were all at work, along with a host of their equally talented compatriots…
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…
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Led by Margaret Farr. 1 session, 9 am - noon.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
This seminar examines the artistic legacy of Vivian Maier through close examination of her photographs and their connections to the work of earlier photographers and those of her contemporaries.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Led by Harrison Sherrod. 6 sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm
What if Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges, in addition to being modernist masters of magical realism, were also secretly groundbreaking architects? Both authors shared a keen eye for spatial anatomy, and their stories frequently feature characters tasked with navigating bizarre buildings and structures…
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Led by Jeffrey Nigro. 1 session, 1 - 4 pm.
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Explore the visual arts during the reign of Napoleon, from the challenges artists faced in glorifying the regime and the splendors of the imperial court to the responses of anti-Napoleonic artists.
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…
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Led by Kathleen Murphy Skolnik. 4 sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
In the 1920s and 1930s many American architects rejected historicism for Art Deco, an aesthetic more representative of modern life. Initially applied to commercial buildings in major cities, it soon spread to building types throughout the country…