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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Led by Harrison Sherrod. One session. 6 - 7:30 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
Scholars and basketball enthusiasts alike might be surprised to learn that there is a wealth of captivating writing and research connecting basketball and philosophical concepts like metaphysics, game theory, Zen Buddhism, ontology, and Marxism.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Led by Harrison Sherrod. One session. 6 - 7:30 pm.
From Ellsworth Kelly casting dice to determine the colors of his paintings to John Cage using the I Ching to compose his music, chance has often been a catalyst for creative activity. In this seminar, we discuss “aleatoric” art, or art created with some element of chance or randomness.