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The Newberry Library Colloquium

Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

4 – 5 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Michael Williams, CityFiles Press and Richard Cahan, 2010-11 Weinberg Fellow, Newberry Library

Authors Michael Williams and Richard Cahan will discuss Vivian Maier, a woman who left behind a remarkable trove of 100,000 photographs that tell about everyday life in the 20th century. Their book, Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, was named one of the top ten art books of the year by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine. Maier has become an international art sensation since her death in 2009.

The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.