American Art and Visual Culture Seminar

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  • Newberry Library

fall 2017–spring 2019

Jules Guérin, “View, Looking West, of the Proposed Civic Center Plaza and Buildings, Showing it as the Center of the System of Arteries of Circulation and of the Surrounding Country,” 1908, from Plan of Chicago (Chicago: The Commercial Club, 1909), ), pl. CXXXII. The Newberry Library, Call No. Case folio W 999 .182

The Newberry Library presents the American Art and Visual Culture seminar—a scholarly forum with a special focus on Chicago's art and design history, including topics such as world's fairs, art/gender/sexuality, the visual cultural of (im)migration, picturing places, and urban landscapes and their representation. The Newberry welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, independent scholars, curators, librarians, university instructors, and artists to participate in this academic program series designed specifically for presenting current research and convening a diverse community of local and regional Americanists for intellectual exchange. The seminars will take place over the course of two academic years, including 2017/18 and 2018/19.

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