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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, October 6, 2020
Led by Justin Amolsch and Paul Durica. Four sessions. 6 - 7:30 pm.
Whether promising “Happy Days” or inspiring “High Hopes,” songs have been setting the mood and tempo of presidential campaigns since the earliest days of the Republic. Campaign songs offer a sample of the prevailing tastes and styles of a given moment in the history of American music.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Led by Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Lia Markey, Jonathan Tavares, Pedro Raposo, and Jen Farrell. Four sessions. 2 - 3 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
Complementing the Newberry’s exhibition, Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s Nova Reperta, this seminar comprises four one-hour virtual sessions with staff from the Newberry, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler Planetarium, and Starshaped Press.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Led by Jen Farrell. One session. 4 - 5 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
Starshaped Press is a letterpress and design studio in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. While focused on creating modern-day print work for clients, libraries, and collectors, the studio uses materials that are decidedly mid-twentieth century, as well as techniques that have remained relatively unchanged over the last 400 years.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Led by Paul Durica. Three sessions. 6 - 7:30 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
Ever want to step back in time to a specific moment in Chicago’s past? In this seminar, you’ll do just that through a deep exploration of a single year: 1920.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Led by Emily Nydam and Paul Durica. One session. 3 - 4:30 pm.
In this virtual workshop, you’ll learn how to make three popular cocktails--the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, and Sazerac--that emerged during the period of national prohibition (1920-1933) under the guidance of Emily Nydam, the skilled mixologist at Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar.