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Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Complete Course Title: Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow Bring your lunch and join us for a dynamic discussion on the topic of socially engaged art and the power of engagement and healing for immigrant and refugee women with Iranian artist and Dammeyer Fellow Anahid Ghorbani; Photograph Department Professor Judy Natal;...

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The Chicago Food Encyclopedia

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food. The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary...

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Women, Religion, and Social Change in Chicago

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Complete Course Title: Women, Religion, and Social Change in Chicago and the Midwest This is a one time FREE course This program will examine the work of women from Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish traditions in and around Chicago, mainly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Schedule: 9 to 9:20 am: Coffee 9:20-9:45 am: Introduction...

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Milton and the Secular Metamorphoses of Grace

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Analyzing Durer’s 1514 engraving Saint Jerome in his Study, Brian Cummings suggests that the intellectual world of the early modern period is “poised between the clarity of faith and the melancholy of skepticism.” What transforms skepticism into faith and overwhelms the fear of mutability or contingency is grace. Grace is one of the single...

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Changeling

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Changeling, Thomas Middleton & William Rowley “Our eyes are sentinels unto our judgements, And should give certain judgement what they see; But they are rash sometimes, and tell us wonders Of common things, which when our judgments find, They can then check the eyes, and call them blind.” From the Project’s...

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Alex and Andrew Lichtenstein, Marked, Unmarked,

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Alex and Andrew Lichtenstein, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory This is a one time FREE course. From Wounded Knee to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and from the Upper Big Branch mine disaster to the Trail of Tears, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered presents photographs of significant sites from United States history, posing...

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The Untold Story of School Desegregation in Evanston

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Full Course Title: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Untold Story of School Desegregation in Evanston Mary Barr writes about race in Chicago’s northern suburbs. She is the author of Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston, which details the city’s 1960s civil rights history. Despite its reputation...

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Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris and Rachel

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin This is a one time FREE course. Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin discuss their new books on how poetry intertwined with the geopolitics of the modernist era, moderated by the Newberry’s director of Chicago Studies, Liesl Olson. The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors...

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Arcadia in a Nutshell: History of British Gardening

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The British are known for their green thumbs and have had a long history in horticulture and landscape design. Tudors and Victorians, plant collectors, and glass house builders were all part of the mix.  Come learn the A to Z of garden history from this green and pleasant land in an entertaining, informative overview.

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Holiday Performance

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Holiday Performance: A Dream of Avon It is Christmas night at the Windmill Inn, Shakespeare’s favorite pub in Stratford-Upon-Avon. While the Bard quaffs his favorite beverage at his usual table, he encounters a series of visitors, each with an unrealized dream and unanswered questions....

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Wendy Doniger, The Ring of Truth and Other Myths

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Wendy Doniger, The Ring of Truth and Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry This is a one time FREE course. Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is the mythology that makes finger rings symbols...

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What the Reformation Did and Why It Still Matters

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course Brad Gregory and Mark Noll on the Protestant Reformation and Its Continuing Impact In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Brad S. Gregory, author of the new book Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World, and Mark Noll, author...

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Cymbeline

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course Filled with intrigue and romance, Shakespeare's Cymbeline introduces an evil queen, an innocent young princess, an upstanding young man, a conniving villain, and the titular king into the fantastical world of this twist-filled tale. Jeff Christian directs. A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare...

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"Illustration” as Truth

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

“Illustration” as Truth: The Woodcuts in Guazzo’s Compendium Maleficarum (Milan, 1608) Guazzo’s treatise has received remarkably little scholarly attention, and its twenty-two woodcuts even less, but they offer the opportunity to investigate the relationship between fact and fiction, fantasy and belief. The book claims to arm readers with...

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: As You Like It

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts …” A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by J. R. Sullivan, of the Pearl Theatre Company in New...

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