Revised Program - Janice Katz on Japan Comes to Chicago: The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

  • 04/14/2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • 4/14/2023 12:00 PM CT Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website. ULCC live attendance – Zoom presentation and optional lunch ($35) immediately following. Reservations required by 12:00 PM CT 4/14/23


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April Midday Program

If specially equipped Deloreans like the one in Back to the Future were available at car dealerships, an awful lot of test drives would probably take potential buyers to 1893 … the White City … the Midway … the Columbian Exposition.

Here’s your chance to go, and you won’t have to worry about what 1.21 gigawatts will do to your utility bill. All it takes is in-person or Zoom registration.

Dr. Janice Katz, the Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, will be at the controls, as she reveals the story of how the Exposition helped to lay the foundation for the Art Institute’s collection of Japanese art.

This generously illustrated program will transport you back 130 years to the Exposition and deliver you in modern time to the Art Institute as well. You’ll also hear about some Chicago folks whose names will ring a gong: Frank Lloyd Wright, the Buckinghams (no, not the band), and the Nickersons.

This fast-paced program (88 miles per hour!) features gorgeous art, behind the scenes stories, and one of events that’s a star on Chicago’s flag. Register today!

Live attendance and optional lunch

View Zoom program on eighth floor, Steel Room, Union League Club. Presentation begins at 12:00 PM CT. Optional lunch immediately following in the fourth floor Rendezvous. $35 includes non-alcoholic beverage, a cup of soup, and your choice of sandwich, salad, or hot entree, tax, and tip. (Must register and pre-pay by 12:00 pm 4/12/2023.)

Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Zoom begins at 12:00PM CT/1:00 PM ET. Preregistration required via website.

* If you’d already registered for the program about Western photography, there’s no need for you to re-register. A scheduling conflict arose and we’re hopeful that we can deliver that program during our 2023–2024 season.

Please forward this notice to anyone who may find it of interest.

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