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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Friends Folk Music Concert: Dan Weber

Friends Folk Music Concert: Dan Weber

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hear award-winning songwriter Dan Weber who has been described as "The Classic Mid-Life Overnight Sensation" after bursting onto the festival scene in 2010 to a standing ovation at the Sisters Folk Festival for his engaging set in the Dave Carter songwriting contest. Since then he's toured extensively across the country becoming a rare 3-time finalist in the legendary Kerrville 'New Folk' competition, and in 2015, won the prestigious Winfield, Kansas 'NewSong' contest for "Oh Woody," his  tribute to Woody Guthrie, that rose to #2 on the Folk charts in 2015.

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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Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway"

Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway"

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Oak Park author Robert Elder to hear stories from "Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park," which is part time capsule, part biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author. 
This hardcover coffee table book features never-before-seen items such as family photos, teenage diaries, bullfighting tickets, love letters, and even a dental x-ray. "Hidden Hemingway" is a chance for a new generation to discover the literary genius and for fans to see him as more than just the larger-than-life myth he created for himself. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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