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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.

Watch or listen to past programs on the Newberry’s YouTube channel.

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E.g., 11/29/2021
E.g., 11/29/2021
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.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021Friday, January 21, 2022
A Half-Century of Revolutionary Storytelling
The Chicago Reader started small. Four college friends published a free weekly newspaper of eight pages, working out of two apartments, one on Chicago’s south side, the other on the north side.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Virtual event - register now
This program will be held virtually on Zoom. Please register for free in advance here.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Meet the Author: Francesca Morgan
Virtual event - register now
This program will be held virtually on Zoom. Please register for free in advance here.