Just when you think youve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, theres something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether its a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.
Please join us for a discussion on the benefits of wills, trusts, and legacies. Also, learn ways to identify, refine, and establish your financial goals. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.
Join us for a discussion on the mission of the Oak Park Township Senior Services. Celeste Duignan, Nutrition Program Manager, will share how the township works to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community, by providing a broad array of supportive services that promote the values of independence, self-esteem, and dignity. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.
The last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, was a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas. The universe functioned without the aid of gods, religious fear was damaging to human life, and matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the Great Migration of African-Americans from World War I to the 1970s. Interviewing more than 1,200 people, she focuses mainly on the personal stories of three Southern African-Americans who uprooted their lives to move to other parts of America.
An artist of death prepares himself for his greatest creationthe gruesome slaughter of a young shop owner and his family. East Londoners hadnt seen such horrific murders since a man named John Williams also killed a shopkeeper and his family in a nearby neighborhood. The new crime finds Detective Inspector Shawn Ryan assigned to this case. In his investigation, he considers Thomas De Quincey a suspect. An opium addict and author of the essay, On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts,De Quincey glorifies in horrific details the Williams killings as sublime art.
Elizabeth Jones works at a publisher's publicity department hoping to impress her bosses with her own writing. Taking a vacation to Copenhagen from her publishing PR job, she meets her idol the infamous Countess Margaret Rosenberg, Nobel Prize-winning historian/novelist/feminist. Once in Copenhagen, things take a turn for the bizarre, with Margarets weird and crazy behavior. Elizabeth is introduced to Christian, Margarets son, who is as uptight and snobbish as his mother is a free spirit.
Add some galactic flair to your wardrobe. Bring your own dark-colored t-shirt and we'll turn it into a interstellar work of art. For teens and adults.
Calling tweens and teens (5th grade and up) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Or are you a seasoned pro who loves moment-to-moment action? Either way, join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. : hilarity will ensue...
Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...