Starting September 12, 2015
Saturdays, September 12 – November 14
Through a series of walking tours, we will explore Chicago’s public art riches, including murals, commemorative statues, architectural sculpture, commercial decorations, and park designs. We will pay special attention to the role...
Thursdays, October 8 – 29
Led by Ginger Frere and Matt Rutherford
Think the Great Chicago Fire burned everything you might use to discover what the city was like in its early days? Think again! Join us as we explore a gold mine of pre-Fire treasures−many drawn from the Newberry’s collections−...
Starting October 14, 2015
Wednesdays, October 14 – November 18
Cities and nature seem to be opposites. The geography of Chicago certainly suggests as much, as the grid of streets screeches to a halt at the edge of Lake Michigan. But poetry and fiction by Chicago writers suggest a more...