Adult Education | Newberry

Adult Education

Program Overview

Designed for lifelong learners with busy schedules and inquiring minds, the Newberry’s Adult Education Classes dive into the humanities from fresh perspectives. Explore your creative or intellectual pursuits in literature, music, history, philosophy, religion, language, genealogy, or creative writing. Taught by experts in their fields, each class fosters conversation, creativity, and an open exchange of knowledge.

We offer nearly 150 classes annually, ranging in size, duration, cost, and format and held over three terms (Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer).

Take a Seminar

Registration for the Summer 2022 term is now open, with classes starting on a rolling basis June 1.

View the calendar of summer courses.

Browse classes by subject:

Exhibition Classes Chicago Interest Arts
Language Genealogy History & Social Science
Philosophy & Religion Literature & Theater Music
Writing Workshops

Members of the Newberry Associates at the Literati level and above have access to early registration every term. Learn more about becoming a member.

Questions about registration? Email us at adulteducation@newberry.org. (Please note: we continue to work both in-person and remotely. Email is the best way to reach us during regular office hours. You may also reach us at (312) 255-3700 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience!)

Teach a Class

We're always looking for new instructors and topics to enhance our Adult Education classes. Learn more about teaching a class at the Newberry.