Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Jonathan Tavares, associate curator of arms and armor for "Saints and Heroes:  Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe."  In March 2017, after four years in the making, the Art Institute will open new galleries  of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms and armor.  Among the display's 425 pieces, armors for war and the joust will be mounted on newly sculpted horses, reproductions of renaissance costumes will be hand stitched and princely swords, armor and firearms cleaned, conserved and mounted.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Chicago authors and journalists Bill Dal Cerro and David Anthony Witter to mark the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record, an historical American achievement noted in their book, Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience. Written by Dal Cerro and Witter, this 383-page book notes the recording of "Livery Stable Blues" in February 1917 by New Orleans cornetist Nick LaRocca and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, recognized by music historians as the first jazz record.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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