Programs and Events | Newberry

Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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E.g., 09/17/2021
E.g., 09/17/2021
Friday, May 28, 2021Saturday, September 18, 2021
An Initiative of Toward Common Cause
Sweet Bitter Love: An Initiative of Toward Common Cause presents Jeffrey Gibson’s reflections on representations of Indigenous people in cultural institutions.
Friday, September 10, 2021Thursday, December 30, 2021
Five Women Ahead of Their Time
Chicago Avant-Garde tells the story of five women who took radical risks in their lives and in their art: artist Gertrude Abercrombie, poet Gwendolyn Brooks, choreographers Katherine Dunham and Ruth Page, and dealer-curator Katharine Kuh. Inspired and challenged by Chicago, they helped transform the city into a hub of avant-garde experimentation.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
In-person event - register now
Grab a bike and pedal along as we ride through Pilsen and Humboldt Park to visit sites commemorating Latin American revolutions. Art historians and preservationists will lead a three-hour ride exploring how monuments, murals, and other works of public art memorialize and interpret the revolutionary struggles of the Americas.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Virtual event
In this program, a panel of experts will share stories of remarkable women who actively engaged in intellectual debate, community and political organizing, legal challenges, and even military conflict.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Virtual event
Join us as the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame presents its Fuller Award to poet Reginald Gibbons.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
In-person event - register now
What does a self-determined climate future look like for Indigenous communities and peoples who have persisted despite centuries of colonization and environmental upheaval?
Friday, October 8, 2021
In-person event - register now
You’ll be edified, entertained, and riveted by this unlikely story of survival from the Great Chicago Fire.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
In-person event - register now
Designers Ben Blount, Nadine Nakanishi, and Nick Butcher share their creative process for developing the catalog and identity for Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
In-person event - register now
Join us for a discussion and dance demonstration focused on the extraordinary life and work of choreographer, dancer, writer, and activist Katherine Dunham.