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., 06/14/2021
E.g., 06/14/2021
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.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Brian De Lay, Jordana Dym, and Mónica Ricketts
How did issues of borders, boundaries, and jurisdictions play out during the Age of Revolutions 200 years ago? Find out in the next program in our ¡Viva la Libertad! program series.
Friday, June 18, 2021
A Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson and Sven Haakanson
Join us for a conversation between artist Jeffrey Gibson and anthropologist Sven Haakanson about art, anthropology, and material culture.
Monday, June 21, 2021
Jazz Greats Terri Lyne Carrington and Nicole Mitchell in Conversation with Romi Crawford
On International Make Music Day, the Newberry is teaming up with Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio to bring together groundbreaking musicians Terri Lyne Carrington and Nicole Mitchell for a talk with scholar Romi Crawford on experimentation, early jazz influences, and their latest work.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Doug Kiel, Madolyn Wesaw, and X
In this discussion, speakers will explore how public monuments relate to memory and history and how Indigenous spaces and futures can be reclaimed through action, performance, and art.
Thursday, July 8, 2021
In this Meet the Author event, author Philip Hoare will be joined by printmaker and scholar Andrew Raftery and the Newberry’s Suzanne Karr Schmidt for a conversation about the work of Albrecht Dürer.
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.