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Starting: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesdays, February 25 - April 15
Surrealism and the Second City
Led by Harrison Sherrod

Seminar Description

From the absurdist writings of David Mamet to the bizarre iconography of Hairy Who, Chicago has been home to odd, eccentric, and uncanny forms of artistic and literary expression. Is this penchant for the surreal merely happenstance, or can we identify a confluence of socioeconomic, political, and aesthetic forces that made Chicago a breeding...


Starting: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Saturdays, March 28 - May 23 (class will not meet April 4 or May 2)
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...