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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required.

E.g., 10/24/2016
E.g., 10/24/2016
Friday, September 23, 2016Saturday, December 31, 2016
Shakespeare spent most of his adult life creating, on page and on stage. And in the 400 years since his death, he has also been created again and again by generations of actors, writers, printers, artists, filmmakers, advertising executives—the list goes on!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Free and open to the public, registration is requested.
Join us for a discussion and sneak peek performance of Chicago Opera Theater’s 2016 production of The Fairy Queen, by Henry Purcell. This adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream premiered in 1692, creating an opera based on the masques from the original play.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
In 1854, early in a compositional career that produced several overtures, concertos, and other works, Joachim published his Drei Stücke for violin and piano, Op. 5.
Thursday, October 27, 2016Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library cordially invites you to the Nineteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the lectures series. The program is titled Maps, Their Collecting and Study: A Fifty Year Retrospective.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Since 2012, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre has produced two performances featuring Native languages in the dialogue: Lear Khehkwaii and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which the fairies speak Gwich’in Athabaskan, and Bottom alternates between English and Gwich’in as the play unfolds.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
No art forms have escaped the influence of Shakespeare’s creativity—and dance is no exception.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
The D’Arcy McNickle Distinguished Lecture honors American Indian author, environmental activist, and former U.S. vice presidential nominee, Winona LaDuke (White Earth Ojibwe).
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Please register by 10 am Friday, November 11.
Catherine Gallagher has argued that the “rising” novel established a firm concept of fictionality that was widely accepted by the mid-eighteenth century. Why, then, did readers so often insist on the facticity of certain fictions: seeking out a heroine’s grave, for example, or tracking down prototypes for characters?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Hold the Mirror Up to Nature: The Past, Present, and Future of Shakespeare Performance
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Shakespeare’s plays are filled with fourth-wall-breaking moments in which characters share their methods for successfully performing emotions, political alliances, and gender roles. His work challenges directors and actors to reflect on the very nature of acting, and to adapt as social, technological, and scientific developments change the horizons of possibility on the stage.