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Upcoming Arts, Music, and Language Seminars

This list is of upcoming seminars only. Since most seminars meet more than once in a term, if a class has already met at least once, it will no longer show up on this list. To find a seminar that has already started or has finished, use the calendar and set the date range to include the seminar's starting date.

Starting: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Saturdays, March 7 - May 9 (class will not meet April 4)
This class has been cancelled.
Gustav Mahler Reconsidered: The Conductor and Composer
Led by James L. Zychowicz and Salvatore Calomino

Seminar Description

Gustav Mahler was a musical innovator as both a conductor and a composer, and this seminar will explore the many factors that have contributed to the continued relevance of his music. We will enter Mahler’s mind through his memoirs and letters, as well as by examining the literature he read and adapted. By parsing these documents, we will...


Starting: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Saturdays, March 7 - March 21
Making a Drop Spine Box
Led by Barbara Korbel

Seminar Description

Some books are so fragile they can’t be mended. Others are so valuable they need special protection. Whether it’s a scrapbook bursting with unruly pages, or a rare volume beautifully bound, a drop spine box can serve as a valuable encasement for all manner of materials. This standard enclosure is used to house books in special collection...


Starting: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Saturdays, March 28 - May 23 (class will not meet April 4 or May 2)
Registration is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.
Best Addresses: Notable Residential Streets in Chicago
Led by Diane Dillon

Seminar Description

Through a series of walking tours, this seminar will explore some of Chicago’s “best addresses” —residential streets known for significant domestic architecture, notable residents, or historical events. Examples will be drawn from a variety of neighborhoods, including Prairie Avenue, the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Lake Shore...